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Resources for schools

You can find a range of learning resources about the history and influence of humanism at our sister site, Understanding Humanism, charting over 2000 years of humanist thought and action.

Humanist Heritage resources you can find on Understanding Humanism include:

A virtual tour of a humanist building: Conway Hall

London’s Conway Hall is one of only two surviving buildings in the UK built by and for the non-religious. This interactive virtual tour allows you to explore its history and discover its story, while learning about key features of the humanist worldview.

A history of humanist thought

From ancient India, China, and Greece, through the Enlightenment, to the formation of the first humanist organisations in the 19th century.

History of Humanists UK

From its foundation as the Union of Ethical Societies in 1896 to the biggest charity representing the non-religious today.

A history of global humanism

The work of humanist individuals and organisations to further peace and international cooperation in the 20th century.

Humanisms of the world

Where around the world can we find a history of humanist thought?

Championing change

What have humanists done to influence the world in which we now live? What impact has their work had on human freedoms, rights, and equality?

A history of humanist ceremonies

Over 100 years of humanist namings, weddings, and funerals.

Think for yourself, act for everyone

Discover the stories of four amazing humanist women who changed the world. With additional information and questions to help you explore and discuss what inspires and motivates humanists. Featuring George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Florence Dixie, Rosalind Franklin, and Lorraine Hansberry.

Doers, Dreamers, Place Makers

Doers, Dreamers, Place Makers tells the stories of eight remarkable people who helped change the world for the better, inspired by their humanist values. Each of the short stories explores key themes linked to the humanist approach to life, as well as suggestions for activities.

Resources on humanism in Wales

We have also created resources on the history of humanism in Wales and prominent Welsh humanists, which are available in both English and Welsh.

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