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About Us

Who are we, and what do we do?

The North Yorkshire Humanist Group began life in January 2005. We meet regularly to discuss issues of interest to humanists, and to support national and local campaigns that are relevant to humanists. Visitors and members come from all over Yorkshire (and beyond). The Group continues to grow and expand its activities.

When and where we meet

Unless stated otherwise on our Home page, we meet in York every month on the first Tuesday, at 7.30pm in the Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET. York rail station is about 5 to 10 minutes walk away from Priory Street, and the nearest public car park is at Nunnery Lane.

You do not need to be a member to attend our meetings. However, we do ask for a £2 attendance fee from non-members to help towards the room hire costs. If you do decide to join us, a year's subscription is £20 (£10 for those on low income).

If you're already a member of Humanists UK, we give you your first year's membership with us for free.

Meetings normally finish around 9pm, and are followed by a trip to a nearby pub. Again, all are welcome.

We also meet up socially throughout the year with restaurant visits and regular Book and Philosophy clubs.

Contacting Us

To contact us, email us at

Our Executive Committee

  • Chair: Brian Quinn
  • Vice-Chair: Gill Main
  • Treasurer: Ian Hodgson
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Ordinary Members: Charles Anderson, David Kennard, Colin Taylor

Our Constitution

Click here to see our constitution.

Past Events

Prof. A C Grayling, giving our first annual lecture: The Roots and Fruits of Humanism.

Prof. A C Grayling

Ariane Sherine, talking about the Atheist Bus campaign.

The Atheist Bus

Meeting the Public.

Rowntree Park Birthday Party 2009 Our stall at the First Annual Lecture 2013

Click to go to the Humanists UK web site

To contact us, email us at