Mark Embleton (President, 2010 – 2012) Mark is a chartered psychologist and has been part of Atheism UK since it was founded in 2009. He has a varied background including working in the petro-chemical industry, London Fire Service and the Metropolitan Police.
Mark got off to a good start in his atheist career when he was expelled from Sunday School at the age of seven. He strongly asserts that religion has no place in modern life and that it has held back human progress by hundreds of years at the very least. Contact Mark here.
Rupert Young (Council Member and IT Consultant) Fortunately, Rupert did not have a religious upbringing and, so, was not exposed to the doctrinal brainwashing from which much of the world has suffered. As a result he has been able to cultivate an open and inquiring mind based upon rationality, reason and evidence. He considers the dangers to individuals and society of believing things without any basis are clear and his goal is to actively challenge religious faith and its inherent invalidity.
Rupert has been interested and peripherally involved in the humanist and atheist movements for a couple of decades, though has recently taken a more active role as a co-founder and current board member of AtheismUK, as well sitting on the board of Atheist Alliance International. He takes great interest in human rights and the rational, scientific approach to understanding. Currently working in Information Technology his academic background is in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Vision; in which he maintains an active interest. Contact Rupert here.
Richard Honess (International Liaison Officer) Richard is a public sector worker and former primary school teacher. In his diminishing spare time he has an interest in Musical Theatre, and distance running. Richard is also a student of Applied Criminology. Contact Richard here.
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