School Speakers

COVID-19 Update: Until the end of the summer term 2021, we will only be offering remote visits from humanist school speakers. We hope to return to in-person visits in September 2021 and schools can book in-person visits for September onward. However, should external circumstances change, we hope you understand that we may not be able to visit in-person. If so, we will do our best to offer a virtual visit instead.


We have free, trained, and experienced volunteers across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland that can help you and your school. Using their life experience and knowledge, our School Speakers can bring a personal dimension to young people’s study of humanism that goes ‘beyond the textbook’. They offer a range of services and will fit around your needs and requirements.

Our school speaker training has been awarded the OCN London Quality Mark for the highest standards of training and learning.

Below are just some of the ways our school speakers can contribute:

  • Talk about humanism and take part in a Q&A in an assembly or in the classroom
  • Share their personal experiences, beliefs, and values and explain what being a humanist means to them
  • Give a humanist perspective on a contemporary debate (eg. assisted dying, wealth and poverty, prejudice and discrimination)
  • Contribute to a specialist day (i.e. ‘collapsed’ or ‘off timetable’ day) for a whole-year group
  • Provide remote support to pupils when researching a particular topic, project, or investigation
  • Take part in a multi-faith panel dialogue exploring different viewpoints
  • Work directly with teachers by providing specialist information or material

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