Ride Like the Wind and Don’t Stop! (Liner Notes)

A crowdsourced playlist with songs shared by David, Caoimhe*, Wendy, Daniel, Irina, Stella, Leslie, two Rods, and three Jos with commentary from Simon and (your name here). Please note: Sunday Assembly Melbourne is an inclusive community based on and inspired by The Sunday Assembly started in London in 2013, but is unaffiliated with The Sunday […]

The science of singing

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Group singing is easily the most controversial aspect of Sunday Assembly. Some people love it, others complain. Some clap hands, dance, and yodel at the top of their lungs, others mutter beneath their breath. So why do we sing at our events? Because it just makes good science.

Reconciliation, Recognition and Justice

(This is a transcript of the speech given by Emily Chauvel Byrne on 22nd February, 2015 at the monthly meeting of Sunday Assembly Melbourne.) (Acknowledgement of Country) Before I get into the presentation today, I thought I would share why I became involved in the Constitutional Recognition campaign. Throughout my schooling I was aware of this silence and […]

My godless ritual

I’d never been part of a formal ceremony before. I wasn’t baptised, bat mitzvah-ed, or confirmed. I skipped my graduation night. I’ve never been married and no one has ever asked me to play flower girl or bridesmaid. But when my first-born arrived I found myself wanting to have a formal ritual.

Ideas with Square Wheels

Should cars have square wheels? No. No, they shouldn’t.   But is it a good idea? Yes, definitely.   Let me explain…   Square wheels on our cars would be a bad idea in reality – it would result in terrible wear on the wheels, for one thing, and it would make for bumpy ride. […]

How People See You & Homer Simpson

People with brands like companies. I’ll admit it might seem like a bit of an odd idea. (“Let’s all go off and make logos for ourselves!”) We’re used to companies being the ones thinking about how they relate to the public and interact with (the) media, not individuals. Our guest speaker at Sunday Assembly Melbourne this […]