Dr Helen Czerski

Dr Helen Czerski was made a patron of Humanists UK for her contribution to the greater public understanding of science.


Dr Helen Czerski is a physicist, oceanographer, broadcaster, and author. Whilst Helen’s primary academic interests are those of the physics of the oceans, she describes herself as a lover of the science of the ‘everyday world’. Helen’s passion for a broad range of scientific endeavours, as well as her skill in science communication, has made her well known as the presenter of a host of popular BBC TV and radio science programmes and documentaries. She also gave a talk the impact of oceans on human civilisations to a packed house at the 2017 Humanists UK Convention.

On taking on her new role with Humanists UK, Helen said:

‘Life can be tricky and difficult and messy, but we owe it to ourselves to look on the world honestly and deal with what we observe with integrity, empathy, and respect for others. The world is changing rapidly, but our species is adaptable and our shared humanity is the best and most valuable resource we have.’