Well known humanists

(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

Further details about the above distinguished patrons of Humanists UK