Leicester Secular Society
for an inclusive and plural society free from religious privilege, prejudice and discrimination.
(established 1851)
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History of the Society

History of the Society and of Freethought

Biographical Notes
b.< 1649b.1850-1899
SocratesTom Barclay (in Leicester Secularist No.1, October 2008)
Jesus ?G. W. Foote
George FoxThe Gimsons
b.1650-1799F. J. Gould
VoltaireF. A. Ridley
Thomas PaineJ. M. Robertson
Robert OwenWilliam Wilber
Richard CarlileE. H. Hassell
Charles DarwinChapman Cohen
Charles BradlaughEdgar Eagle
Mary Anne Evans (George Eliot)Alice Hawkins (Suffragette)
W. H. HolyoakPeter Miller
G. J. Holyoake
Harriet Law
William Morris
James Thomson
Michael Wright (in LSS Newsletter, May 2008)

Records Office: There are some records of the Society which were deposited at the Leicester Record Office, Wigston, in 1968. The following list can also be viewed on five microfilm rolls kept by the Society, made in 1981.

There are other records in the British Library and at the Bishopsgate Institute Library, both in London. Details to be included in due course we hope - if you have such information, please let us know! Contact details.

More recently Gillian Lighton has taken forward a project 'For Truth's Sake' - The Story of Leicester Secular Society and Its Hall sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund which has a website with further material.

This inaccurate representation of Secular Hall is from a framed ink drawing, undated and by an unknown artist.

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Registered office: 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester
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Ornate Lantern at Secular Hall

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