"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without
expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead."
Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007)

 Who We Are

Milton Keynes Humanists is a non-prophet organisation. We aim to:
  • •    provide a means for free-thinking individuals in the Milton Keynes area to meet and have a forum for the discussion of humanist values, principles and concerns; and
  • •    campaign for respect for those who seek to live ethical and responsible lives without religious or superstitious beliefs.
We are partnered with Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association) and share their ambition of a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail.

What We Do

We organise regular meetings where we socialise and discuss topical issues; we also have a Book Group, and an active internet community on Facebook.

Two of our members are celebrants and conduct Humanist Weddings, Naming Ceremonies and Funerals.
We hold 12 meetings a year — 10 to discuss topical issues, and two social (in August & December). Recent meeting topics have included: ‘Post Truth’; ‘Why Remember?’; ‘Life & Death’; ‘Humanism & Islam’; ‘Should the State Promote Moral Behaviour’; ‘Corruption’; ‘Disability’; and ‘the EU Referendum’.

The meeting shown above (in April 2016) was on Poetry ('Rhyme & Reason').
Next Meeting
We hold our public meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month at:
York House (London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ).

Our next meeting is on Thursday 11th January and entitled:

'This Awe-Full World'
[living with wonder in times of uncertainty]

For more information see our Programme Page.

Please enter York House via the rear of the building so as not to disturb other classes that may be going on in the main hall. Meetings start at 19.00 and last until 21.30.
[The image is a part of a male diving beetle captured with a Laser-Scanning Microscope by Igor Siwanowicz http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/10/insect-microscopy-igor-siwanowicz/]

What We Believe

Humanists believe that Man created God, and not the other way around — as Richard Dawkins has observed: "We are all atheists about most of the Gods humanity has ever believed in, some of us just go one God further".

This short video, narrated by Stephen Fry, talks about how humanists think about happiness.
Other videos in the series include:

Be in Good Company
Many famous people don't or didn't believe in a god and put their faith instead in humanity. Here’s a small selection:

Top Row: Angelina Jolie; Albert Einstein; Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Tim Minchin; Stephen Fry;

Middle Row: David Attenborough; Helen Mirren; Charles Darwin; Polly Toynbee; Christopher Hitchens;

Bottom Row: AC Grayling; Richard Branson; Claire Rayner; Richard Dawkins; Sigmund Freud.

If you would like to find out more about Humanism (and the page on Humanism doesn't go far enough) please contact us using the links on this site, or come along to one of our meetings (which are open to anyone who has a open mind).
Like to Join Us?

If you'd like to become a member of Milton Keynes Humanists, you can find details on our Application Form. Thank you!

Disclaimer & Corrections

The information contained on this site is for informational and educational purposes only. We have done our best to see that it is accurate. However, we are not responsible for any errors that may have crept in, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. If you think there's an error in any aspect of our work please let us know. We will endeavour to make any necessary corrections as quickly as possible.
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