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A C Grayling

A C Grayling Author and Master of the New College of Humanities

Humanist philosopher A C Grayling is Master of the New ...

Taslima Nasrin

Taslima Nasrin Writer and human rights activist

Taslima Nasrin is an award-winning and best-selling ...

Phillip Pullman

Phillip Pullman Author

Philip Pullman’s best known work is the trilogyHis ...

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka Nigerian writer, poet, playwright; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1986

Wole is a prolific Nigerian writer, notable especially ...

Jim Al-Khalili

Jim Al-Khalili President of the British Humanist Association

Jim Al-Khalili OBE is an Iraqi born theoretical ...

Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell Labour Party Peer and President of Birkbeck, University of London

Joan Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell, DBE is an English ...

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins Evolutionary biologist, author, and Vice President of British Humanist Association

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist whose 1976 ...

PZ Myers

PZ Myers Associate Professor of Biology and blogger

A godless liberal biologist, P Z Myers is associate ...

Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell Human rights activist

Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights, ...

Valentin Abgottspon

Valentin Abgottspon Vice-President of the Freethinkers Association of Switzerland

In May 2010 Valentin Abgottspon co-founded the Valais ...

Hisham Almiraat

Hisham Almiraat Director at Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices is an international community of bloggers ...

Maggie Ardiente

Maggie Ardiente Director of Development and Communications, American Humanist Association

Maggie Ardiente is the Director of Development and ...

Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins Professor of Chemistry

A former Professor of Chemistry at the University of ...

Richard Bartle

Richard Bartle Professor of Computer Game Design

Richard Bartle is a British writer, professor and game ...

Heiner Bielefeldt

Heiner Bielefeldt United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Since 2010, Heiner has been the United Nations Special ...

Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford Philosopher and author

Russell Blackford is an Australian philosopher, ...

Heather Blake

Heather Blake Human Rights Research Associate, Oxford University

Heather Blake is a Human Rights Research Associate at ...

Ted Cantle

Ted Cantle Founder of the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo)

Ted Cantle is a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent ...

Matt Cherry

Matt Cherry Executive Director, Death Penalty Focus

Matt Cherry has been a leader in the humanist movement ...

Bob Churchill

Bob Churchill Communications Officer, International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)

Bob Churchill is Communications Officer at the ...

Andrew Copson

Andrew Copson Chief Executive, British Humanist Association

Andrew is the Chief Executive of the British Humanist ...

James Croft

James Croft Humanist activist and public speaker

James Croft is a humanist activist and public speaker ...

Pavan Dhaliwal

Pavan Dhaliwal Head of Public Affairs, British Humanist Association

Pavan heads the British Humanist Association’s (BHA) ...

Catherine Dunphy

Catherine Dunphy Acting Executive Director, The Clergy Project

Former RC chaplain and atheist, Catherine runs the ...

Greg Epstein

Greg Epstein Humanist Chaplain, Harvard University

Greg Epstein is the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard ...

Malcolm Evans

Malcolm Evans Professor of Public International Law

Malcolm Evans is Professor of Public International Law ...

Jo Glanville

Jo Glanville Director, English PEN

Jo joined English PEN (the founding centre of the ...

Babu Gogineni

Babu Gogineni IHEU International Director based in India

Babu Gogineni was Executive Director of IHEU in London ...

Eliza Goroya

Eliza Goroya

Eliza Goroya is a human rights activist, a ...

Mike Harris

Mike Harris Campaign Director, Don't Spy On Us

Mike Harris is Campaign Director of Don’t Spy On ...

Tom Holland

Tom Holland Historian, author and broadcaster

Tom Holland is the author of Rubicon: The Triumph and ...

Anahi Ayala Iacucci

Anahi Ayala Iacucci Senior Innovation Advisor, Internews

Anahi Ayala Iacucci is Internews’ Senior Innovation ...

Leo Igwe

Leo Igwe Human rights advocate

Leo is a Nigerian human rights advocate who has played ...

Gulalai Ismail

Gulalai Ismail Founder and chair of Aware Girls

Gulalai Ismail is the founder and chair of Aware Girls, ...

Myles Jackman

Myles Jackman Law Society Junior Lawyer of the Year

Myles Jackman is the only solicitor in the UK ...

Stephen Law

Stephen Law Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Heythrop College

Stephen is an English philosopher and member of the ...

Liz Lutgendorff

Liz Lutgendorff Chair, Conway Hall Ethical Society; Deputy Editor, Pod Delusion; Co-founder, Soho Skeptics

Liz is the Chair of Conway Hall Ethical Society, Deputy ...

Kenan Malik

Kenan Malik Writer and broadcaster

Writer, broadcaster, presenter of Analysis, panelist on ...

Maleiha Malik

Maleiha Malik Professor of Law

Maleiha Malik is a Professor in Law at King’s ...

Zoe Margolis

Zoe Margolis Author and journalist

A writer and journalist, Zoe’s career as an assistant ...

Jacob Mchangama

Jacob Mchangama Director, Freedom Rights Project; Director of Legal Affairs, Center for Politiske Studier, Denmark

Free speech fundamentalist. Jacob Mchangama is a Danish ...

Asif Mohiuddin

Asif Mohiuddin Liberal humanist, free thinker, blogger

Asif Mohiuddin is a Bangladeshi liberal humanist, ...

Maryam Namazie

Maryam Namazie Political activist, campaigner and blogger

Maryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner ...

Maajid Nawaz

Maajid Nawaz Co-Founder, QuilliamF; Founder, Khudi Pakistan

Maajid Nawaz is the co-founder and chairman of ...

Elizabeth O’Casey

Elizabeth O’Casey IHEU delegate to the UN Human Rights Council

Elizabeth O’Casey is a member of the International ...

Agnes Ojera

Agnes Ojera Trustee, Uganda Humanist Association

Agnes Ojera has run Humanist projects in Uganda for ...

James O’Malley

James O’Malley Editor, The Pod Delusion; Editor, TechDigest; Co-founder, Soho Skeptics

James is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and ...

Julie Pernet

Julie Pernet Policy and Advocacy Officer, European Humanist Federation

Julie Pernet works as a Policy and Advocacy Officer at ...

Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny Journalist and author

Laurie Penny is a left-wing journalist and author. She ...

Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty

Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty Executive Director, European Humanist Federation

Pierre-Arnaud heads the international team of the ...

Padraig Reidy

Padraig Reidy News Editor, Index on Censorship

Padraig is news editor of Index on Censorship and ...

Janet Radcliffe Richards

Janet Radcliffe Richards Professor of Practical Philosophy at Oxford University and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

Janet Radcliffe Richards is a Professor of Practical ...

Sid Rodrigues

Sid Rodrigues Convener, Skeptics in the Pub London

Sid Rodrigues worked in applied research in the ...

Shonali Routray

Shonali Routray Legal Director, Public Concern at Work

Public Concern at Work (PCaW) is the leading ...

Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson

Martin is a British editorial cartoonist and ...

Isabel Russo

Isabel Russo Head of Ceremonies, British Humanist Association

Isabel worked as an actress in theatre, film and ...

Alom Shaha

Alom Shaha Science teacher, film-maker, writer

Alom Shaha was born in Bangladesh but grew up in ...

David Silverman

David Silverman President of American Atheists

David Silverman is President of American Atheists and ...

Simon Singh

Simon Singh

Simon is noted for writing about mathematical and ...

Peter Sommer

Peter Sommer Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Professor of Cyber Security

Peter is a specialist in cybersecurity and digital ...

Francesca Stavrakopoulou

Francesca Stavrakopoulou Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion

Francesca is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient ...

Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams Journalist

Zoe Williams has been a columnist on the Guardian since ...