Welcome to Reading Humanists

Humanists are people who shape their own lives in the here and now because we believe it’s the only life we have. We treat others with compassion, warmth, understanding and respect. We understand the amazing world we live in through reason and science. We recognise the moral responsibility to protect the environment and to make the world a better place for the sake of current and future generations.

Reading Humanists welcome all who share these views, and those who are curious about humanism. Find out how humanist you are with the Humanist UK Quiz.

We have a lively programme of events including talks by external speakers, courses, discussions on topical issues, a book group, and other social activities. We are also active in the community promoting humanism in schools and at public events. All our events are open to both members and non-members. Come along and meet us, we’re a friendly and engaging bunch.

Please consider supporting Reading Humanists by joining us or donating, helping us to provide a stronger voice for the non-religious in Reading.

For more about Humanism in the UK check out the Humanists UK website and the Humanists UK YouTube channel.



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Want to join us?

We welcome anyone living, working, or studying in the area who is interested in Humanism at our meetings and other events. Why not check out the links below to find out more. You can join us as a member or donate using BOPP. BOPP is a safe and reliable way to donate to charities and community groups.

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One Life, Live It Well

Video with Alice Roberts

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Resources for learning about and teaching humanism

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Remembrance Day – an anthropologist’s view

Remembrance Day – an anthropologist’s view

Reflections on Remembrance Sunday 2023 - by Len Middleton As a humanist I loved it. A strange thing to say given the heavily religious theme, but there was so much to think about. The whole apparatus of the state was there. The mayor, a “civic procession” of local...

Poems from Arline Dace

Poems from Arline Dace

We are pleased to share two poems written by Arline Dace. Arline is 96 years old and has been a member of Berkshire Humanists for more than 20 years.

Humanist celebrant appointed by Wokingham Town Council Mayor

Humanist celebrant appointed by Wokingham Town Council Mayor

Wokingham Town Council’s Mayor has appointed a humanist to be the Mayor’s Celebrant for the first time ever. Councillor Sally Gurney [pictured, left] has chosen Helen Jefferies [pictured, right] – who is also a Humanists UK celebrant – and Helen will now participate...