Council members

Atheism UK Council meets by Skype monthly and quarterly in London. All Council members are volunteers. Atheism UK has twelve Council Members (at 4th August 2018) including:

chris-graduation-msc-faceChris Street, Atheism UK President (since June 2014) Chris is a life-long atheist and has been an active humanist since 2006. He was introduced to Atheism UK in 2011 by the late Atheism UK Vice-President 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! Chris has a degree in Biochemistry and a Masters in Business Administration. 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 & Maths teaching & tutoring roles. Contact him.

norman-bacracNorman Bacrac, Council Member (since 2015) 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, Social Media Coordinator (since 2018) Richard is a University Lecturer, a former Metropolitan Policeman and a primary school teacher. Richard co-founded Atheism UK with Mark Embleton in 2009. 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 (past President 2009 – May 2014) Mark is a chartered psychologist and was a co-founder of Atheism UK in March 2009. He has a worked in the petrochemical 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.

Stephen Braund, Council Member

Stephen Braund FRSA joined Atheism UK Council in 2018. Stephen has been a lifelong atheist, with a brief flirtation with paganism and pantheism as a teenager. He has been into YouTube atheism since 2005. Stephen travels around Devon, Cornwall and Somerset setting up and dealing with local non-religious groups. He helped to start Plymouth Atheists & Exeter Skeptics and works with Plymouth Humanists where he was an ex-Treasurer and Membership Secretary. At Devon Humanists, he is Membership Developer. Stephen was a Consulate admin for Atheist Republic in Plymouth. Contact Stephen.