Contemporary Society and Contemporary Religion
The Christ Church Thinktank has been in existence for over 10 years. It draws on speakers from all the churches in the Lewes area. Our speakers provide their services without charge, so our meetings are free and open to all. Whether you go to church or not, join us whenever the topic interests you.
Our meetings are usually held in the church and are also available via Zoom. The format is 45 minutes talk and 45 minutes discussion and our average attendance is about 30. All meetings are from 7.30 pm to 9 pm.
If you would like to attend any of our meetings by Zoom, please email the Church Secretary for further details.
Due to Easter, we have no meeting in April. Our next meeting will be on 19 May 2022.
Meeting on Wednesday 20 July at 7.30 pm
Revd Roger Wood will be speaking on
"COP 27 and Climate Change. Is it too late to save the planet we know? "
After the United Nations COP26 Conference in Glasgow last year, current scientific analysis and projections predict that our planet is at serious risk of catastrophic changes in the climate. Roger Wood has a background in education, local government, and fire safety training in the London Fire Brigade. More latterly, he has served as a Minister in the United Reformed Church. He has a keen interest in the environment and ecology and has made a detailed study of present thinking about global warming. There is a strong possibility that we have left it too late to control changes that have been set in motion across the world!
Meeting on Wednesday 17 August at 7.30 pm
Professor Martin Yeomans will be speaking on
"Food in the 21st century: myths and realities "
Martin Yeomans is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex and heads the Sussex Ingestive Behaviour Group. His group explores a wide range of questions about how we eat and drink, most recently debunking commonly held views about sweet liking, how filling different foods are, and how what we eat can affect the way we feel and think.