BHA Annual Conference 2013

Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June 2013 | Hilton Leeds City Hotel
Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4BX


Thanks to everyone who attended the 2013 annual conference!

Terry Pratchett, much loved Distinguished Support of the British Humanist Association and recipient of the 2013 Services to Humanism Award. 

Distinguished scientists, philosophers, artists, writers, and entertainers gathered in Leeds from 7 – 9 June 2013 to debate and discuss some of our biggest questions about life, the universe, and everything. Through the lens of Humanism we explored our imagination, pushed the boundaries of our understanding of creation, and investigated how we engage with the world around us.

With some of the world’s leading thinkers and creators our annual conference weekend is thought-provoking and inspiring – an unforgettable experience.

Guests included theoretical physicist and President of the British Humanist Association Jim Al-Khalili, Psychologist and Writer Sue Blackmore, Public Astronomer at Greenwich Observatory Marek Kukula, award-winning writer Christopher Priest, Gardiner Chair of Chemistry  Lee Cronin, author of Girl with a One Track Mind Zoe Margolis, comic artist and writer Melinda Gebbiegeneticist, broadcaster and editor for the science journal Nature Adam Rutherford, geek songstress Helen Arney, comedian Robin Ince, and our MC for the opening evening, drag performer Timberlina.

Watch the video of Professor Richard Dawkins accepting the award for Services to Humanism at the 2012 Gala Dinner:

And watch the videos from the 2011 Annual Conference below: