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Editor's welcome

Updated: May 1, 2023

David Warden


Our home team at Humanistically Speaking was hugely relieved when we heard that the humanist group trip to the Large Hadron Collider, led by our founding editor David Brittain, had been a great success, with its participants safely returned. My main anxiety had been letting David anywhere near the LHC in case he flicked the wrong switch somewhere ('What does this lever do?') and vaporised the entire universe. (He may never forgive me for this tease - but this is going out on April 1st!) You can read his detailed report of the trip, and Stephen Milton's more technical article on the LHC, in this edition.

This month, our team of writers has tackled the theme of 'power people' and 'people power' from a wide range of angles, including popular revolts, the power of religion in Africa, the abuse of power by Indian celebrities, the power of women in politics, and humanists who have helped to shape our destiny. John Coss's Part II article on Alan Turing is particularly absorbing. We hope you will enjoy our offerings. Next month, we plan to bring you a range of humanist reflections and opinions on the coronation of King Charles III. Why not write in now and let us know what you think about it?

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