ANVIL Associates and friends
This Wednesday 14th April 7pm Meeting on ZOOM we had our biggest turnout every, 35. This included Dorset Humanists.
Our subject was “The Historical Jesus.” and we were very glad to have as our main speaker David Warden, Chair of Dorset Humanists and a graduate in Theology from the University of Kent. Our first Responder was Alison Way, rector of Wincanton, followed by me, John Baxter. Feedback Continue reading
The Future we Choose Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac Feb 2020 (Amazon £9.54.) I write this to encourage you to obtain and read this important book and to give you a useful summary of its contents. It has a powerful and inspiring message, that there still is the possibility for us to build a fulfilling and sustainable future, and I do this for the sake of my grandchildren. John Baxter 2021 The Future we Choose
For our ANVIL Zoom Session 7.pm. Wednesday. For invitation email me.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER
The first version of this paper was written in Oct 2013 for ANVIL and is now much revised in this my eightieth year of March 2021. In it I put the case that it be recognised that everyone should be able to die painlessly (and safely) at a time of their own choosing as a basic human right and the law should be changed to facilitate this. Continue reading
I have just sent this post to relevant politicians of all the main parties for these suggestions would only work effectively with cross-party support
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT CO2 Continue reading
After an informal planning meeting on Zoom to discuss our future we agreed ANVIL will need to operate through ZOOM until we are all vaccinated. Continue reading
How lucky we have been in having among our ANVIL Associates Greg Atkins, former professor of Virology at Trinity College Dublin, who offered, just before Covid-19 appeared at the end of 2019, to give us a talk on his specialism. He entitled his talk “The Danger Posed by Emerging Virus Infections.” This week, on the 10th of June 2020, backed up by his UTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RdLqBMoK4 Greg updated ANVIL and lead us in a discussion of his subject on ZOOM. Continue reading
COVID-19 A poem for a tough time. Continue reading
This paper has been a long time in developing, ( I wrote the first version just before the Co-alition came to power) but the need for it has become increasingly relevant in my opinion, first as a result of the Thunberg and Attenborough wake -up calls of 2019 and for me reading The Uninhabitable Earth by Wallace-Wells. Continue reading
Dear ANVIL Associates and other friends,
I have written a short paper (2 sides of A4 which I am told is the most any mover and shaker can be expected to read) putting forward the idea that as we have an NHS we now need an NRS. (to see the paper click on the Politics category) Following this is my final Lock-Down Blog. Continue reading