Remembering Barbara Smoker

Updated: 23 April 2020 at 08:44am

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Barbara Smoker, a prolific activist for humanism, secularism, abortion rights, peace, and the right to die.

Barbara was a proud Phoenix tenant and attended each and every one of our Annual General Meetings, always taking a seat at the front and posing questions to the Executive Team and Board, either at the meeting or in advance by letter. 

In 2019 Barbara presented a lunchtime lecture to our staff, sharing experiences from a lifetime of activism and the significant role she played in developing the Humanists UK movement.

Barbara died in April 2020 after a long illness.

Visit the Humanists UK website to read more about Barbara's incredible life and activism.