Our editorial team comprises humanist volunteers from various stages of life and different backgrounds,

from teenagers to grandparents, students to working people and retirees.


They all give willingly of their time and talents because they are enthusiastic humanists, keen to raise

awareness and understanding of humanism and to promote interest in the humanist approach to life.

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David Brittain

Executive Editor

I wanted a regional “general-interest-to-humanists" magazine that might be big enough to have a decent readership, but still able to report on local humanists, and local initiatives. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our new team, Humanistically Speaking was effectively born on  the 1st January 2020. 


David Warden

Copy Editor

I’m Chair of Dorset Humanists, Council Member for SCEHN, and an Honorary Member of Humanists UK. Humanistically Speaking is a lively new grassroots magazine which aims to fill the gap between individual group newsletters and national publications. Connecting humanist groups and raising awareness. 

Aaron Darkwood

Design and Layout Editor

I aim to bring our storybook of words alive and make it visually appealing with graphics, images and some stylish design tinkering. I’m based in Dorset and have interests in fitness, outdoors, military, and psychology. I have thus far written a number of articles and have an overall aim of growing Humanism.

Maggie Hall


I’ve been Chair of Brighton Humanists since 2015, a volunteer school speaker and a retired Teacher of Speech and Drama with a life-long interest in the power of the spoken and the written word and a very annoying tendency toward grammar pedantry. 

Paul Ewans


I am  a member of Humanists International, a Trustee of the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust and consider myself to be a Citizen of the World. When not struggling with ethical questions I spend my time learning about the history of progressive causes and growing vegetables.

Lily Berrell

Young Humanists Editor

I study German language and literature, finding motivation in everyday life through reading. I am a Young Humanist Ambassador and hope to get students at Oxford University more involved in creating a secular and tolerant society. I am lucky enough to have a voice and a platform (however small) and the power of language should never be underestimated.