BHA mourns Sir Kenneth Clucas (1921-2010) Distinguished Supporter of Humanism

9 September, 2010

The British Humanist Association (BHA) is saddened to learn of the death of its Distinguished Supporter Sir Kenneth Clucas KCB, who died on the 27th August.

Sir Kenneth, a former Permanent Secretary at the Department of Trade and later a vocal advocate of the Citizens Advice Bureaux movement, had a wide ranging career. From being mentioned in Dispatches during the Second World War to a distinguished career in the diplomatic and civil service, Sir Kenneth went on to hold number of appointments chairing committees and enquiries.  In 1993 he was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in recognition of his work

.BHA Chief Executive Andrew Copson commented: ‘Sir Kenneth bought with him his range of interests and extensive knowledge as a supporter of Humanism, and was a vocal advocate of the BHA’s efforts to promote the accurate teaching of science in our schools. In 2002, Sir Kenneth joined many other writers, academics, philosophers and scientists in signing a letter concerning the teaching of creationism in schools to the then Prime Minister Tony Blair’.

‘In 2003, Sir Kenneth publicly added his name in support of our campaign for the creation of Darwin Day as a national holiday. Sir Kenneth was a tireless champion of humanist values in public life, and his contribution shall be missed’.


For further comment or information, please contact Andrew Copson, 020 7079 3583.

The British Humanist Association was founded in 1896 and is the national charity promoting Humanism, campaigning for a secular state and an open society and representing and supporting non-religious people