Barbara Smoker Classroom (for Uganda humanist school)

Screen Shot 2019-03-04 at 10.54.32 AM.png
Screen Shot 2019-03-04 at 10.54.32 AM.png

Barbara Smoker Classroom (for Uganda humanist school)

12.00

Brighter Brains Humanist Secondary School in Kanungu, Uganda, is naming one of its classrooms after Barbara Smoker.

Barbara Smoker (born 2 June 1923) is a UK humanist, atheist activities and freethought advocate.  She is a former President of the National Secular Society (1972–1996).

She was born in London into a Roman Catholic Family.  In 1949 she became an atheist, inspired by the writing of Hector Hawton, Managing Director of the Rationalist Press Association and editor of The Humanist.  

In 1950 Smoker joined the secular humanist movement when she became a member of the South Place Ethical Society. Eventually she became President of the National Secular Society for nearly 25 years (1972 –1996). In that capacity, she represented the atheist viewpoint in print, on lecture platforms, speaking tours, on radio and television.

She was in demand to give addresses at secular funerals and eventually officiated at non-religious funerals, wedding ceremonies, gay and lesbian commitments and baby namings and was active in various social campaigns.

Barbara Smoker became the South Place Ethical Society's last and only female Appointed Lecturer in 1986. In 2005 Barbara Smoker received the Distinguished Humanist Service Award from the IHEU.

Smoker lives in southeast London and in 2012 was elected the Honorary life president of the South East London Humanist Group in recognition that she is its last surviving founder member.

Quantity:
Add To Cart