1. The name of the Group is Oxford Humanists.

2. Definition: A Humanist is someone who…

  • Trusts to the scientific method when it comes to understanding how the universe works and rejects the idea of the supernatural (and is, therefore, an atheist or agnostic)
  • Makes their ethical decisions based on reason, empathy, and a concern for others
  • Believes that, in the absence of an afterlife and any discernible purpose to the universe, human beings can act to give their own lives meaning by seeking happiness in this life and helping others to do the same.

3. Objects: 

  • To Promote Humanism.
  • To enable Humanists to meet together.
  • To act as the local representative body of the national and international Humanist movement.

4. Membership

  • Paid membership ceases with effect from 31st March 2020
  • Any person, who shares and agrees with the definitions and objects of the Group, (2 and 3 above), is welcome to be a member with no membership subscription being required. Please contact our secretary (oxhumssec@gmail.ox.ac.uk) to register, join our mailing list and receive notification of our events, campaigns, and activities.
  • Nobody may claim to represent Oxford Humanists nor to be working on behalf of Oxford Humanists except with the clear permission of the committee.

You can also keep track of news and events of interest to Humanists by ‘Following’ us on Twitter (@OxHums) or ‘Liking’ us on Facebook (Oxford Humanists).


Joining the Humanists UK and National Secular Society

Whilst Oxford Humanists as an organisation is both a Humanists UK Partner and affiliated to the NSS, individual ‘Oxford Humanists’ members do not thereby get automatic membership of either national organisations. Or vice versa. We do encourage our members to also join the national organisations and support their work. 

Details of the Humanists UK and NSS can be found on our Related Organisations page.


 Contact us

If you wish to report or comment on anything of interest or relevance to humanism in Oxfordshire, or have any queries regarding membership of Oxford Humanists, please contact one of our committee members and we will respond as soon as possible.