Articles in the category ideas and activism

Trinity College, Cambridge

Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 as part of the University of Cambridge. Bertrand Russell studied here. Visiting Trinity welcomes visitors to the College for most of the year. Also see… Visting Trinity College

Bristol Gaol

Atheist Charles Southwell was imprisoned in Bristol Gaol for blasphemous libel in 1842. Southwell had a written an article in his periodical, the Oracle of Reason,  criticising the Bible. For this he was sentenced to a year in Bristol Gaol and fined £100, an enormous sum. He served the full sentence and was released on […]

Ullet Road Unitarian Chapel, Liverpool

The Ullet Road Unitarian Chapel is known as the English ‘cathedral of Unitarianism’. It was built between 1896 and 1898 to a design by the Unitarian architect Thomas Worthington and his son Percy. Although founded as a non-conformist Christian faith, Unitarianism has historically been characterised by a rationalist and individualist approach to spirituality, which encompasses […]

Balliol College, Oxford

Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the oldest  colleges of the University of Oxford. Alumni include a large number of famous historical humanists: Adam Smith – philosopher and economist Sir Bernard Williams – philosopher Olaf Stapledon – novelist and philosopher Algernon Charles Swinburne – poet Matthew Arnold – poet Sir Julian Huxley – first president […]