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A conversation: are social media compatible with Humanist ideals?
Social media can bring people together but it can also be harmful. Jeff and Stells will share their thoughts on whether social media, on balance, does more harm than good. Stells is a frequent enthusiastic user and defender of social media while Jeff has a number of misgivings. Each will have a few minutes to outline their position followed by conversation, audience Q&A and comment. Jeffrey is a retired American trial lawyer who has lived in London and been a member of CLHG since 2008. Jeff earned two university degrees in physics before attending law school. As a trial attorney, Jeff frequently presented expert witness testimony concerning scientific, medical and engineering subjects to lay juries. He especially enjoyed exposing “junk science” propounded by unscrupulous expert witnesses. Since retiring and moving to London, Jeff has spent his leisure time pursuing all the scientific and philosophical questions he never had time to study while working. Stells Dessoy is a member of Central London Humanists and has acted as a committee member helping to organise talks for some years. Doors open at 6.30 pm aiming to start the talk at 7pm. Please arrive early to enjoy conversation and a drink from our wine bar, the profits from which will go to Jeff's chosen charity: Crisis ( We request £3 at the door, or if you prefer you can pay online on our PayPal link: Thanks, and hope to see you soon! We encourage dialogue, debate, and sharing of information, but ask people to keep their comments cordial. Any individual's views expressed in the comments below do not necessarily reflect the views of the group.

Brockway Room, Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL · London

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Welcome to the Central London Humanist Group!

The CLHG provides a meeting place for Humanists, the secular and other non religious people, particularly those who live or work in the Central London area.

Every month we hold a talk/lecture and several social events. Our social activities include group socials, a book group, picnics, walks, museum & cultural visits and theatre trips.

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