Local Groups

Human beings are social animals, and we often feel the need to get together to find support, learn new things, meet new people, and work together for a common cause. Very often we just want to get together to relax and have fun with like-minded people.

You might want to satisfy these desires in relation to your humanist, atheist, or secularist beliefs – which is where local humanist groups come in!

Local groups undertake a variety of activities, and give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet and socialise with like-minded people;
  • Campaign on humanist, atheist and secularist issues;
  • Learn, exchange ideas, and debate issues;
  • Volunteer and engage in other charitable work;
  • Represent atheist, humanist and secularist views, and provide a balance to the influence of religious groups;
  • Promote and celebrate scientific and rational thinking;
  • Promote Humanism as a life-stance;
  • Have fun!

Your local Humanist groups

Find your local group here. These groups are partners of the BHA, and have a close working relationship with us.

There are a number of groups affiliated to the BHA, which we have a looser relationship with. You can find the map of affiliate groups here.

Start your own group

If there isn’t a group near you, then why not set one up? It’s easy! See the Groups Hub for guidance and details.

The Groups Hub – resources for setting up and running a local group.


Other Groups and Associated Organisations

There are also a number of other humanist groups associated with the BHA:

Political and Special Interest Groups

Student groups and societies