Human beings are social animals, and we often feel the need to get together to find support, learn new things, meet new people, and work together for a common cause. Very often we just want to get together to relax and have fun with like-minded people.

Humanists UK has local special interests groups around the country providing a range of events and activities in your communities.

Events near you

You can find our Local Group and special interest sections’ events on the Humanists UK event listing, or by browsing upcoming events from our affiliated ‘partner groups’.

Local Groups

Humanists UK Local Groups are communities organised by a local team of Humanists UK volunteers. They bring non-religious people together to be happier and more fulfilled and to be a force for good in their communities. All Humanists UK members and supporters are automatically part of their Local Group (if they have one) .

Bangor (NI) HumanistsExeter HumanistsIsle of Wight Humanists
Leicester HumanistsLiverpool HumanistsSheffield Humanists

For information about Humanists UK Local Groups underdevelopment in your area, please contact, or click here to see what volunteering vacancies are available in your Local Group.

Local Groups and humanist partner groups


Click the map pins for contact details and to find more about Humanists UK Local Groups, and our humanist partner groups around the country. Humanist groups have a variety of activities, and give you the opportunities for:

  • Meeting and socialising with like minded people, as well as promoting humanism in your local community.
  • Campaigning on humanist issues, as well as learning, exchanging ideas, and debating issues.
  • Representing humanist views in local decision making and volunteering and engaging in our social action.

Start your own humanist group

If there isn’t a Humanists UK Local Group, or humanist partner group near you, then why not set one up? See our ‘setting up a group’ pages for details.

Other groups and associated organisations

There are also a number of other humanist groups associated with Humanists UK, such as political and special interest groups.