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Adam Kay newest patron of Humanists UK

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Humanists UK is delighted to announce the appointment of its newest patron, writer, comedian, and former doctor Adam Kay. Adam joins a stable of 200 Humanists UK patrons with notable careers in arts, literature, science, academia, politics, and community and civic activism.

Commenting on his appointment, Adam said:

‘I’m very proud indeed to be a patron of Humanists UK, who are a huge force for good in this country and around the world. Their tireless campaigns on issues such as assisted dying and reproductive rights are particularly close to my heart, and I look forward to being able to be more closely involved.’

Chief Executive Andrew Copson said:

‘We’re excited to welcome Adam as our latest patron: an award-winning and multi-selling author, TV writer, and stage performer whose work touches on some of the most difficult aspects of the human condition, and has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world. We look forward to working with him!’


For further comment or information, media should contact Humanists UK Director of Public Affairs and Policy Richy Thompson at or phone 020 7324 3072 or 07534 248 596.

Humanists UK has 200 patrons who support its work in various ways through their expertise and prominence in various fields. Existing patrons include significant figures from the spheres of science, philosophy, human rights activism, politics, the arts, and broadcasting. The President of Humanists UK is the geneticist, science writer, and broadcaster, Dr Adam Rutherford. He is supported by Vice Presidents Professor Alice Roberts, Shaparak Khorsandi, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor AC Grayling, and Polly Toynbee.

Humanists UK is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people. Powered by 100,000 members and supporters, we advance free thinking and promote humanism to create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We provide ceremonies, pastoral care, education, and support services benefitting over a million people every year and our campaigns advance humanist thinking on ethical issues, human rights, and equal treatment for all.

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