About a dozen people met for the third meeting of the group held on 21st September at the Old Hall. Pat Thompson gave a talk on the pressure group “Dignity in Dying”, formerly “EXIT” and before that “The Voluntary Euthanasia Society”. The subject of the meeting was timely as interim guidance on assisted suicide were due out 2 days later. Pat discussed the aims of the group and gave some idea of the situation in other countries. She had also brought her “living will” and she explained how to obtain one and its legal status. There followed a lively discussion on many of the issues. The next meeting is on 19th October when Barry Thorpe will present his views on faith schools.
The next meeting of the group will again be held in the piano lounge of the Old Hall Hotel, Buxton – 7 for a 7.30pm start on Monday 21st September.
Pat Thompson will talk about the work of the campaigning group “Dignity in Dying” formerly EXIT. She will discuss current issues, how the work relates to Humanism and how to make a living will.
The programme for the rest of the year is:
19th October : Faith Schools with Barry Thorpe
16th November : Transition Buxton with Cath Johnstone
21st December : Social evening