Andrew Copson

Andrew became Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association (BHA) in 2010 after five years coordinating the BHA’s education and public affairs work. His writing on humanist and secularist issues has appeared in the Guardian, IndependentTimes and New Statesman as well as in various journals. He came to the BHA in 2005 from the Citizenship Foundation.

He is a former director of the European Humanist Federation and a current Vice President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He has been an adviser on Humanism to the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Authority, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the BBC, and the Office of National Statistics among others.

Related Sessions
Thursday 7 October 2010, 6.30pm Foyles Charing Cross, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
Sunday 31 October 2010, 3.45pm Café

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