2017 Fall Schedule for VSHA Sunday Speakers
All talks 10:00 AM, Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Finlayson & Cedar Hill Road
September 10 The Critical Thinking Project Gail Miller, Director
Discover what is being done to bring critical thinking skills to the world
September 24 Women and the Subsistence Food Supply against Poverty in Southern Africa Dr. Elizabeth Vibert, UVic
The maintenance of a sustainable food supply in sussitence rural southern Africa and the important role played by women in the face of poverty
October 8 Advance Care Planning – discussion Ray Travers, VSHA Care Committee
Creating a record of your wishes for the eventuality of your being unable to speak for yourself in the event of illness is becoming increasingly important. How to do it and what could happen if you don’t have one will be discussed.
October 22 Light-Based Random Access Memory (RAM) in Computing Dr. Natia Frank, Chemistry, UVic
Recent advances in photochemistry at the University of Victoria have led to the development of light-based RAM, greatly enhancing computer memory
November 5 Creating a Stronger Network for BC Humanists Ian Bushfield, ED, BCHA
The Executive Director for the BC Humanist Association in Vancouver is spearheading linkages to form a supportive network with other like-minded groups i in the province.
November 19 Bertrand Russell and the Development of Respect for Humanism Robert Light, MFA, VP VSHA
During the end of the 19th and the first half of the 20th Century, Bertrand Russell had a major impact in creating respect for principled non-religious thinking.
December 3 The History of Freethought in BC speaker TBA
From the 1850s to just before World War I, freethought became increasingly popular in BC in part as a reaction to the power of the religious establishment
December 21Winter Solstice Party and pot luck dinner, 4:30 – 8:00 pm venue TBA