(Note: in 2017 the British Humanist Association become Humanists UK)
Jane Asher – Actor, author and businesswoman
Andrew Copson – Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association since January 2010
Professor Richard Dawkins FRS – Former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford (until 2008) and Honorary Vice-President of the British Humanist Association, born 1941. His published works include The Selfish Gene, Unweaving the Rainbow , Climbing Mount Improbable, The Devil’s Chaplain, and The God Delusion.
Professsor A C Grayling – Writer and philosopher born 1949. Well known on Radio 4 and for The Good Book.
Stephen Law – a philosopher and senior lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London. Author of A Very Short Introduction to Humanism.
Ian McEwan – Writer
Jonathan Meades – a British writer on food, architecture, and culture, as well as an author and broadcaster
Sir Terry Pratchett OBE – Fantasy fiction author and satirist
Philip Pullman CBE – Author born 1946
Claire Rayner OBE – Writer, broadcaster and Vice-President of the British Humanist Association, born 1931
Salman Rushdie – Author
Polly Toynbee – Columnist, broadcaster and President of the British Humanist Association, born 1946
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