Annie Wood

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Annie Besant filled halls across Britain as one of the National Secular Society’s most effective public speakers, and worked as a journalist for the National Reformer.

In 1874, Annie Besant left her controlling husband and reinvented herself as one of Victorian Britain’s leading activists. Fifteen years later, she re(...)

Humanist Association of Ireland director of ceremonies Brian Whiteside said he had been informed by the General Registrar’s Office that it had concerns about people profiting from solemnising non-religious marriage ceremonies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A new law allowing for the legal recognition of non-religious marriage ceremonies is being frustrated by a delay in registering humanist celebrants, i(...)