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.
In the current situation, all our meetings are currently being held using Zoom. The format is the same – 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 an invitation to any of our meetings please email the Church Secretary
Meeting on Wednesday 20 October at 7.30 pm
Ashley Price will be speaking on
"The Pandemic and Lewes Businesses "
Ashley Price is a member of the Parochial Church Council at St Anne's church and Secretary of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. He moved to Lewes from Tooting in 1990 and now runs an audio typing service. As a town councillor from 2011 to 2015, he campaigned for support to bring empty shops back into use as viable enterprises. He will talk about how the pandemic has had a major negative effect on Lewes retailers and services; about what can be done to help, support, and promote them both by individuals and through the local government system; and about more long term changes the pandemic may have initiated.
Meeting on Wednesday 17 November at 7.30 pm
Nigel Baker will be speaking on
"Electric cars: the future for individuals and society? "
Increasing awareness of the serious effects of climate change has led to the rapid expansion of the electric vehicle (EV) market. Should everyone rush to buy one? How will they affect non-motorists and society as a whole? Should those without EVs be banned from driving? Nigel has been an electric car owner for over three years. He is an administrator for the Sussex EVs group, and leader for the Lewes U3A Electric Cars group. He will explain for a non-specialist audience how EVs work, what natural resources they require for their manufacture and use, and some of the pitfalls for those thinking of buying one.