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Oxford Humanists welcome members from Oxfordshire, other parts of the UK, or indeed anywhere in the world! If you live locally, we hope you will join in our meetings and discussions. Even if you live further away, your membership increases our influence and provides valuable financial support for humanist and secularist campaigns.

Membership fees are as follows:

Individual: £15
Household: £25
Students and claimants: £5

Student members of OxASH (the Oxford University Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society) and of BrookesASH (the equivalent society at Oxford Brookes University) are entitled to free membership.

Membership Form

Your subscriptions go towards room hire for meetings, donations and contributions to approved causes and campaigns, as well as paying for equipment and other expenses for our publicity stand. Non-member visitors are welcome to attend our public meetings, but we do request a £3 contribution towards expenses.

The membership year runs from April until the following March. However, members joining between January and March pay no further fee until the April of the next year (eg the fee paid by someone joining on 1st January would cover them for 15 months).

Any person, who shares and agrees with the beliefs and objects of the Group, may become a full member, upon payment of the current annual subscription or, if joining after the April of that year, a pro rata proportion of the annual subscription.

A membership application form can be downloaded here, or contact our membership secretary,  here for further details

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 ‘Oxhums’ members do not thereby get membership of either national organisation, though we do encourage our members to also join the national organisations and support their work.

Equally, we hope existing Humanists UK or NSS members who live in Oxfordshire will join Oxford Humanists too. If you are already a member of the Humanists UK nationally and wish to join us we offer you two year’s membership for the cost of your first year’s fee, just mention that you are a BHA member when sending your application form.

Details of the BHA 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 (listed below) and we will respond as soon as possible.

John White

John White
Chalgrove, OX44
01865 891876

Treasurer, Membership secretary, SACRE rep and newsletter editor
Margaret Godden
Oxford, OX4
01865 721530
Admin Secretary
Michele Walker
Admin Secretary, website and social media manager
Woodstock, OX20
Talks and Events organiser
Barbara Hudson
Oxford, OX1
01865 244742
Committee member
Penny Jaques
Oxford, OX1
Committee member
Anne Roche
Minutes Secretary
Nigel Walker
Woodstock, OX20
01993 811837
John Web
Events organiser
John Webster
Oxford, OX3
01865 765436