New Humanist Magazine
New Humanist is the London based magazine of the Rationalist Association, promoting reason, debate and free thought since 1885. On this website you can find archives going back more than a decade, our blog, author biogs, a newsletter (sign up on the homepage) and our current issue.
New Humanist magazine is one of the world's oldest continuously published magazines (starting life as The Literary Review in 1885). During that time New Humanist has distinguished itself as a world leader in supporting and promoting humanism and rational inquiry and opposing religious dogma, irrationalism and bunkum wherever it is found.
A list of contributors includes great figures from past and present: HG Wells, Richard Dawkins, Eric Hobsbawm, Phillip Pullman, Polly Toynbee, Christopher Hitchens, Eileen Barker, Amartya Sen, Robin Ince, Raymond Tallis, Peter Tatchell, Jonathan Rée, Tzvetan Todorov, Shappi Khorsandi and Linda Smith. The current editorial board includes broadcaster Laurie Taylor and Dean of Arts and Media at Westminster University Sally Feldman.
In addition the New Humanist website features daily updates and a lively weblog. New Humanist is published by the Rationalist Association, which also publishes books, the two most recent are: Humanism: An Introduction by Jim Herrick and The Blasphemy Depot: A History of the RPA by Bill Cooke.
Read the words of Hermann Bondi, former President of the RPA, on humanism