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BHA Annual Conference 2015 – Bristol, 19-21 June


Humanists UK Annual Conference is always the can’t-miss humanist calendar event of the year, and 2015’s conference will be no different. Be sure to check the ticket options and buy yours today.

Over 19-21 June 2015, the gorgeous and historic city of Bristol will play host to over 400 happy humanists over a busy weekend of lectures, plenaries, debates, interviews, an awards show, live entertainment, and a gala dinner with a cast of amazing speakers from the worlds of entertainment, science, history, philosophy, and the arts.

For those who already have their tickets who are looking forward to the Conference, please take a chance to look over our programme for the weekend

The conference will run from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon in the heart of Bristol’s historic Old Town. Buy your tickets today by choosing your ticket options below.


Our confirmed speakers are:

  • Jim Al-Khalili
  • Samira Ahmed
  • Alice Roberts
  • Francesca Stavrakopoulou
  • Leo Igwe
  • Julian Baggini
  • Kate Smurthwaite
  • Richard Wiseman
  • Tim Whitmarsh
  • Jay Foreman
  • Phil Hammond
  • Helen Lewis
  • Nimko Ali
  • Sarah Ditum

Full bios of our speakers are available to view along with the programme.


SL003NDWe’ve done everything we can to make this year’s Conference as affordable as it can possibly be. Dining tickets have now sold out, but non-dining tickets to the full weekend of lectures, plenaries, and entertainment remain.  

Standard (non-dining) tickets cost:

  • £99 for Humanists UK members,
  • £99 for Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) members,
  • Sold out balloon dining tickets£129 for non-members,
  • £89 for students

Dining tickets (standard ticket price + £40) are SOLD OUT.

We expect all tickets to sell out, and so we would urge anyone interested in attending to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.


Dining tickets entitle guests to attend the fantastic Gala dinner event where Alice Roberts will be speaking, and where we will announce the winners of the 2015 BHA Humanist of the Year and Services to Humanism awards.

All tickets include a buffet lunch on Saturday.

Buy yours now: Dining tickets (Sold out) | Non-dining tickets 


The BHA Annual Conference accommodation portal, kindly provided by VisitBristol, has now closed.

You are free to make other arrangements for your stay in Bristol, including local hostels and B&Bs.


Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 90 days (19 March) prior to the Conference start date. Bookings cancelled 60-89 days (by 18 April) from the start date will incur a 50% charge. This is to cover costs that Humanists UK (BHA) will have committed to paying for your space at the Conference. Cancellations made within 60 days of the Conference start date (from 18 April) will not be refunded. Any refunds for ticket cancellations will be processed within two months.

If you cannot make Conference but are able to find a friend to take your ticket, this can be authorised with us prior to seven days before the Conference (12 June). This is so we can have accurate numbers and delegate information to meet our legal requirements as Conference hosts.

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