We have reciprocal membership agreements with Oxford University’s Atheists, Secularists and Humanists and Oxford Brookes Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society and are actively involved in the annual Think Week event which is primarily led by these student bodies.
Oxford’s Skeptics in the Pub provide monthly events offering stimulating speakers in a relaxed atmosphere! Memorable occasions, by a group supportive of our work and to whose meetings we’re warmly invited
We are a Partner organisation of the Humanists UK, the leading UK charity involved in the promotion of Humanism.
We are affiliated to the National Secular Society. The NSS is more politically focussed and campaigns for a secular state.
Both Humanists UK and NSS are affiliated to the International Humanist and Ethical Union, which is the international voice of humanism and secularism. Humanist groups can join as associate members, and individuals can also join IHEU or its Youth Organisation, IHEYO.
The Humanists UK is a founding member of the the Accord Coalition, promoting inclusive admission and employment policies for all schools, and “an objective, fair and balanced syllabus for education about religious and non-religious beliefs”. Other member groups include the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, British Muslims for Secular Democracy, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, and the Hindu Academy.
The Rationalist Association is a 125-year-old charity dedicated to reason, science and secularism. It promotes evidence-based debate and human-centred ethics through publishing and broadcasting. Publications include a print magazine (New Humanist ) , a blog, and regular podcasts
The Centre for Inquiry (CFI UK) is concerned to defend and promote academic freedom, particularly from unjust legal threats, and to promote science-based policy primary through support of education, with the focus on the following three areas:
- the application of science and/or reason to questions regarding religion and the supernatural (e.g. questions about the divine, parapsychological questions, etc.
- the application of science and/or reason to pressing contemporary ethical dilemmas and social/political problems (e.g. stem-cell research, global warming
- the question of what is, and is not, good science (e.g. is intelligent design, or cold fusion, or magnet therapy, good science?)
Humanists UK subsections
The Defence Humanists (formerly the UK Armed Forces Humanist Association) is a growing network of non-religious service personnel, MOD civil servants, veterans and their families within the Humanists UK, who seek to represent the interests of all those who subscribe to humanist ideals.
For over 30 years the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has promoted humanism as a rational, naturalistic world view that trusts the scientific method as the most reliable route to truth and encourages a moral and ethical life based on logic, reason and compassion. It campaigns for equality and diversity, particularly relating to sexual orientation and identity – both in the UK and internationally. Since 2012 it is proud to be the LGBT section of the Humanists UK.
Oxford Humanists supports the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust both by publicising its work and by sending a small, regular donation. Individual members have also set up sponsoring arrangements.
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.”We, non-believers, atheists, and ex-Muslims….insist that no one be pigeonholed as Muslims with culturally relative rights nor deemed to be represented by regressive Islamic organisations and ‘Muslim community leaders’. Those of us who have come forward…represent countless others who are unable or unwilling to do so because of the threats faced by those considered ‘apostates’ – punishable by death in countries under Islamic law. Do visit their web-site and consider making a donation.
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science aims to “to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and human suffering”.