Beki wrote:I am (will be) celebrating the great man by devoting this year of my evening degree to Biology. I hope to start a discussion with the lecturers to find out what we are doing here at the University of St. Andrews to celebrate the 200th Anniversary.
You've been hiding your light under a bushel!
My first idea was to get all the students from the School of Biology to challenge the students in the School of Divinity to a water-fight in St. Salvator's quad but I don't know if the Principal's office would allow that.....
Then don't ask.
Beki wrote:Seriously, I want to do something here....
You mean you weren't being serious?
Beki wrote:...there are so many US students (sorry guys but 40% don't believe in Evolution - really?) and there are loads of religious clubs and associations too. If I had the time I really would like to set up a Humanist club to counteract this, but I just couldn't do it on top of everything else. A one-off celebration could be done though.
I think a one off celebration would be an excellent idea! In my experience, students don't need much of an excuse to celebrate something, and (with all due respect) a spectacular one-off may be worth as much as a month of Sunday's 'worthy' humanist organisation. Everything has it's time and place. A fab experience may be more beneficial for the intended audience (and more fun) than the alternative.
Beki wrote:I have my first lecture tonight so the canvassing starts now!
Frankly, Beki, I take my hat off to you. I found my degree tough enough when I did it the easy way. And that wasn't easy.
Go girl! Seize it with both hands! Sometimes in life there are things which must be grasped with both hands and shaken vigorously. This is one such. (Vodka martinis and living in London are others).