Speakers

The following individuals are able to speak at your events about aspects of humanist heritage. Click on their names to find out more or to contact them. if you’d like to be listed here contact us.

Stefan Dickers

Radical, labour and freethought archives

Stefan is the Library and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute and looks after its collections on the history of London, the labour movement, co-operation, freethought and humanism.

George Jelliss

Histories and principles of humanism and secularism; history of Leicester Secular Society; history of science; history of ideas.

George has worked in science publishing and has been an active member of a number of humanist and secularist organisations in the UK.

Liz Lutgendorff

19th century freethought, Rationalist Press Association, Frederick James Gould.

Elizabeth has a BA (hons) and a MA in history.  Her dissertation was on the contribution to Secularism of Frederick James Gould.

Hamish MacPherson

The Humanist Heritage project.

Hamish is the founder of the Humanist Heritage project.

Charles Rudd

Stanton Coit, 1857-1944, grandfather of the British Humanist Association.

Charles is a retired librarian and active Humanist. In 1971-2 he catalogued the Stanton Coit Memorial Library, then at British Humanist Association offices.

John Severs

Heaven on Earth: Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers; A History of Humanism (From Democritus to Dawkins).

John is a retired lecturer in education. a member of British Humanist Association and National Secular Society and, as an activist in the North East Humanists, has visited many schools and appeared on forums on their behalf.