As to Martin Rees accepting the Templeton prize, it’s rather like the Pope accepting the secularist of the year award.
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Group members will be consulted about the BHA’s proposal to change the relationship with us, signing up to a detailed agreement. We are currently affiliated but could become a partner. We’ll be deciding when and how to consult members.
Our guest Esther Fidler, a Suffolk primary school teacher, thinks not. Come and hear why. For more about the proposed school, type “Steiner” in our search box.
Members enjoyed talking about the books they’d read at our May meeting, so they wanted to do it again. This time, we may talk about films too, maybe even films of books. Share your recommended reading or films.
Prof. John Midwinter (BSc & PhD in Physics, Hon. DSc, Fellow of the Royal Society) will address the following questions:
- What is the truth about climate change? (the scientific evidence)
- What are the implications for us?
- How can we reduce our personal fossil fuel consumption?
- What are the possibilities for large scale renewable energy in the UK?
- Tipping points – the real worry behind the climate change debate.
A short illustrated talk by our member Andrew Sheldon on the history of the River Stour from its source to the sea. Places of interest along the way from times gone by and the present day, including important brickwork’s, battle grounds and structures.
Youâ€™re invited to bring recommended reading to the meeting. Fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry, science or art, funny or serious – whatever youâ€™ve enjoyed, come and be prepared to tell us about it. Note that if you decide to buy any of the books, thereâ€™s an Amazon link on our website – we get commission if you use it.
Not sure what’s planned, but you’re welcome anyway.
Professor Anthony Grayling, soon to be the President of the British Humanist Association, has rewritten the Bible, without all the nasty bits (there are a lot of them). Matthew Adams from New Humanist has interviewed him about his “lifetime’s work”. Grayling says,
The way I made it was to plunder from the great traditions texts on which I had performed redaction, weaving them together, editing them, interpolating other texts and sometimes my own, just as the Bible makers worked on their texts. It was tremendous fun.
If you decide to buy it, why not use our Amazon link? That way, we get some commission.