What's on at the Stoa?

Paganism in the modern world

Tuesday 20 February 2018

According to the last census there are about 68,000 Pagans in the UK. We even have our own group in Faversham! It is an incredibly varied group with no authoritative set of beliefs and no central organisation but it is a steadily growing movement on the 'new religions' scene. About the only thing they have in common is a general sense of 'reverence for Nature' and a rejection of authoritarianism. Megan Manson is a practicing Pagan herself and will be outlining what Pagans are all about in the modern world and what connection they have to traditional religions.


Tuesday 20 March 2018


Vostok 3 and 4—The Flight of the Heavenly Twins

Tuesday 17 April 2018

This year marks the 56th anniversary of the group flight of Vostok 3 and 4. Through the use of contemporary newspaper and magazine articles Andrew Knight will describe the events of the mission and give an insight into how the politics and propaganda surrounding the flight reflected the Cold War climate of the time. This is a talk he previously gave to the British Interplanetary Society but he promises it is not technical and so will be accessible to us mortals!