Full house! Humanists UK 2024 Convention sells out in Cardiff

2 May, 2024

Tickets for Humanists UK Convention 2024 have now sold out, with well over 500 humanists booked to attend this summer’s festival of humanism from across Wales, the UK, and beyond.

Over 14–16 June, 500 humanists will converge on Cardiff for three days. The event has reached new heights in 2024, selling out for the first time since before Covid, even as more speakers are due to be announced.

Cardiff was always going to be a fantastic host city for Humanists UK Convention 2024. The conference will be a celebration of the successes of secularism and humanism in Wales and Welsh public life. More than 100 years on from the disestablishment of the Church in Wales, tolerance and pluralism have taken root in a modern and confident nation. Today, Wales benefits from a devolved Assembly instituted as a secular body; an open, flourishing, and enriched civic sphere; and strong support for equality and human rights across all demographics, including the right to freedom of religion or belief.

Humanists UK Convention is always a highlight of the humanist calendar. Following a hard day of training for some of the most dedicated humanist activists, volunteers, and advocates, the Convention proper kicks off on Friday night with a fantastic evening of entertainment, and welcome drinks in the bar. From Saturday morning, attendees will be joined by scientists and historians, campaigners and politicians, authors and researchers – including a very special guest – to entertain, educate, delight, and inspire over 500 happy humanists from across the country.


  • Jim Al-Khalili, theoretical physicist and author
  • Julian Baggini, philosopher and author
  • Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of Humanists UK
  • Madeleine Goodall, Humanist Heritage Coordinator
  • Jonathan Iliff, medical doctor and neuroscientist
  • Brian Klaas, author of Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How it Changes Us
  • Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care
  • Catherine Nixey, author of Heresy: Jesus Christ and the Other Sons of God
  • Lucy Potter, PhD student in blasphemy and apostasy in asylum
  • Kathy Riddick, Wales Humanists Coordinator
  • Adam Rutherford, geneticist, broadcaster, author, and President of Humanists UK
  • Julia Shaw, psychologist and author of Bi
  • Tommy Sheppard MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group
  • Mari Vaughan-Owen, humanist pastoral carer to the Senedd
  • Callum Weaver, three-time award-winning magician
  • special keynote guest speaker TBA
  • …and more still to be announced.

Humanists UK Convention takes place in a different city in the UK each year. If you’ve missed out on 2024, put a Save the Date in your diary for June next year, for Humanists UK Convention 2025.


For further comment or information, media should contact Humanists UK Director of Public Affairs and Policy Kathy Riddick at press@humanists.uk or phone 07534 248 596.

Humanists UK is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people. Powered by over 120,000 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.