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Young Humanists is the 18-35 section of Humanists UK. We want a world where tolerance, empathy and reason prevail, and where policy is created on the basis of evidence and equality. We work to ensure that more and more young people are aware of and active in humanism at the local level, and provide a national voice on issues that are relevant to them.

It couldn’t be simpler to join Young Humanists – just join Humanists UK (it’s free for students) and add your date of birth on your dashboard.

Keep an eye out for Young Humanists events in your area on Twitter, Facebook and our Events page.

Would you like to become more involved with Young Humanists? Check out our volunteering page for more information

Meet the team

Coordinator – Lauren Nicholas

Lauren is the Coordinator of Young Humanists, responsible for managing the overall activity of the section.

By day, she works as a data science consultant across the public and private sectors, and prior to that managed projects for a national multi-academy trust. She has a degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, and experience volunteering with children and insects (sometimes together…).

Secretary – Nic Eldred

Nic has fourteen years’ experience in the third sector in particular with university students, since being a student himself in Plymouth.

When he isn’t attempting to travel to every corner of the world he spends his time working and living in Southsea, with his partner and two cats.

Nic has a strong passion for science and its communication by the media to the public, world politics and vegan cooking.  It was his interest in the anti-vaccination movement and the miscommunication of this science, that led him eventually to humanism and to an even stronger belief in a rational, evidence-based future for the world.

Events Manager – Julian Webb

Julian has been involved in the humanist movement since founding the University of Exeter’s Humanist Society in 2013. After graduating from university, he set up and ran Exeter Humanists and served as the Membership Administration Officer for Humanist Students.

He now helps to run Chichester Humanists and works in the publishing industry.

He joined the Young Humanists Executive as Events Manager in November 2016.

Communications Manager – Luke Marlowe

Having moved from the wolds of Lincolnshire to the wilds of London, Luke balances a full time job in digital advertising with a sideline as a writer.

Having grown up as a Church of England Choirboy, Luke came to humanism in his early 20s, and has found the combination of social conscience, rationalism and community a great fit.

He lives in London with his partner, and spends any remaining spare time reading, cooking, and singing in London based Chaps Choir.


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