Council members

Atheism UK Council meets several times a year, by Skype or in London. At November 13th 2016 we have seven Council Members including:

chris-graduation-msc-faceChris S (Atheism UK President since June 2014) Chris is a life-long atheist and has been an active humanist since 2006. He was introduced to the Atheism UK strapline ‘challenging religious faith’ by the late Richard Green. Chris has been an Atheism UK Council Member since January 2011. He is proud to have failed his RE ‘O’ level whilst at a Catholic School! In 2015 he was awarded a Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry degree. Chris has worked in commercial organisations for most of his career but more recently in science teaching & tutoring roles. Contact him.

norman-bacracNorman Bacrac (Council Member) Norman is a life-long atheist and believes that current knowledge of both the universe and human behaviour has shown that supernaturalist theologies are without foundation; this understanding justifies holding and developing a naturalist philosophy. He is dismayed by the extent to which so many of the world’s conflicts are inflamed and carried on by the more fervent adherents of the various religions and sects.

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 PhD student of Applied Criminology. Contact Richard here.

Mark Embleton (Council Member, President 2009 – May 2014) 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.