1872 - 1970

British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist. Russell led the British "revolt against idealism" in the early 20th century. He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy. He was a prominent anti-war activist; he championed anti-imperialism and went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. In 1950 Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought."

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As well as being Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association, Andrew is President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). His writing on humanist and secularist issues has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times and New Statesman as well as in various journals. He has represented the BHA and Humanism extensively on television news on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. 

 

Andrew Copson - Blasphemy by the Back Door

Just because blasphemy laws have been abolished doesn’t mean there are not strong regulatory and legal threats to free speech and free expression in the UK. Andrew will look at how overly stringent laws against offence have introduced blasphemy by the back door.

 Plymouth Humanists Event  on June 28th at 19:30 -

The B-Bar
Barbican Theatre, PL1 2NJ Plymouth