National Secular Society
The National Secular Society (NSS), established in 1866 under Charles Bradlaugh, is a British non-profit organisation which campaigns for a separation of religion and state. Its end goal is a secular democracy in which all citizens can live together cohesively, regardless of their religious – or lack of religious – beliefs. It further seeks to challenge the influence of religion on governments and public life, to provide a secular voice in the media, and to defend freedom and equality. The NSS purports to be a non-party-political organisation with members from a range of political backgrounds and professions, and affirms that its campaigning is supported entirely by members and supporters – without funding from government or public bodies.
- Graham Allen MP | Professor Peter Atkins | Lord Avebury | Joey Barton | Baroness Blackstone | Professor Colin Blakemore | Edward Bond | Nick Brown MP | Prof. Ted Cantle | Lord Cashman of Limehouse | Nick Cohen | Prof. Richard Dawkins | Lord Desai | Angela Eagle MP | Baroness Falkner of Margravine | James Fitzpatrick MP | Baroness Flather | Caroline Fourest | Michael Frayn | Lord Garel-Jones | Ricky Gervais | Lord Goodhart QC | Prof. A. C. Grayling | Nia Griffith MP | Dr. Evan Harris | Lord Harrison of Chester | Patrick Harvie MSP | Professor Ted Honderich | Mary Honeyball MEP | Kelvin Hopkins MP | Julian Huppert | Sophie in 't Veld MEP | Virginia Ironside | Dr Michael Irwin | Asma Jahangir | Professor Steve Jones | Baroness Kinnock | Prof Lawrence Krauss | Stewart Lee | Graham Linehan | Baroness Massey of Darwen | Kerry McCarthy MP | Jonathan Meades | Sir Jonathan Miller | Baroness Murphy | Maryam Namazie | Taslima Nasrin | Maajid Nawaz | Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan | Pragna Patel | Lord Peston | Philip Pullman | Geoffrey Robertson QC | Martin Rowson | Gita Sahgal | Joan Smith | Dan Snow | Dr. David Starkey | Peter Tatchell | Lord Taverne QC | Baroness Tonge | Polly Toynbee | Baroness Turner of Camden | Lord Warner of Brockley | Baroness Young of Hornsey
Past Honorary Associates
- Iain Banks (1954 – 2013) | Michael Foot (1913 – 2010)| Christopher Hitchens (1949 – 2011)| Sir Ludovic Kennedy (1919 – 2009) | Lord McIntosh of Haringey (1933 – 2010) | Harold Pinter (1930 – 2008) | Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015) | Lord Raglan (1927 – 2010)