ANVIL meetings for 2015

We have planned six meetings for the year at two monthly intervals, on Wednesdays 7.15 – 10-00pm, so put these dates in your diary.

14 January   11 March   13 May    15 July   16 September    11 November

Membership of ANVIL simply means you wish to keep in touch and so have sent in your email and phone number. You are not expected to attend sessions that do not  look interesting to you. There are up to 16 places open for each session.  To book a place for a session send an email to  First come first served.

January 14th Christopher Maltin will speak on “The World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Fuel in the context of the fall in oil prices and the Lima Conference on Climate Change.
Christopher Maltin is a director of Biomethane Ltd., and founder and chairman of Organic Power Holdings Ltd.  He is a qualified and experienced mechanical engineer and leader of the team that designed the first systems which made it possible for high performance engines to operate on lead-free petrol.  A respected consultant he is recognised as one of the foremost experts in the field of renewable energy and specifically anaerobic digestion.

March 11th  John Baxter. A careful look at the morality of the Pro-Life Approachto abortion, contraception and related thinking on sexual relations and celibacy. This is a subject John has been interested in since writing a paper for the National RE Teachers Panel in the eighties and has carefully followed developments since.

May 13th. Donald Mathewson. Does morality require religion to sustain It?

July 15th. Graham Stride. Eating meat is not ecologically sustainable so we all need to move to a meat free diet.
Graham is a former teacher of thirty years with experience of working in the developing world with VSO and UN educational development programmes.

Julie Arliss. Ethical Theory and Assumptions in Sexual Ethics
The founder and organiser of Academy Conferences on Philosophy and Religious Studies, Julie will be looking at the contemporary scene and assumptions that underlie choices.

November 11th. Dr Derek Hudson. The EU. Is it sustainable and should the UK remain in it?
Former Deputy Head of the Bank of Botswana, Derek has practical experience of balancing a national budget.

John Baxter
Chair and Secretary.

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