Tuesday, 24 May 2011
I took this photo at the AGM of the Rationalist Association, held on Monday evening in the Great Hall of the Art Workers Guild in Queens Square, London. This is a place I've not been to before. The bust above the big chair is of William Morris. In the middle Jim Herrick is talking to Caspar Melville (CEO of the RA, and Editor of New Humanist) and Laurie Taylor (Chairman). It seems the RA and New Humanist is making a determined move to be more active in promoting debates and vastly increasing circulation of the magazine. I asked whether this might mean some "dumbing down" of the content - not that I'm against this, I might be able to understand more of it!