Media Coverage

The Argus article about new free schools in West Sussex (January 2012)


Mid Sussex Times and West County Times articles about Council Prayers (August 2011)

The Mid Sussex Times and West County Times have printed these articles.

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Here is a cutting from an East Grinstead newspaper from 1984. Councillors had just decided to hold prayers at their town council meetings. Not everyone agreed though.



BBC Sussex Interview about including RE in the English Baccalaureate (3rd July 2011)


Sunday Breakfast interview in which Andrew Edmondson explains why Religious Education in its current form cannot be included in the English Baccalaureate. Download recording. This is a 6.5MB mp3 file lasting about 10 minutes.

West Sussex County Council continue to exclude the non-religious residents (June 2011)

This article appeared in the Chichester Observer before the Council meeting.


This letter to the editor appeared in the Mid Sussex Times after the meeting.

BBC Sussex Interview about the Census 2011 Campaign (March 2011)


Gavin Ashenden interviewed Andrew Edmondson about the Census 2011 campaign, followed by Paul Bickley, senior researcher for the Christian think tank Theos. Download recording. This is a 36MB mp3 file.

Census 2011 Campaign (The Argus and The Resident, March 2011)

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Brief interview on BBC Sussex & Surrey Radio 11th October 2010


Listen to this short interview with Sarah Gorrell about "faith" schools (this is a 4.1MB mp3 file).

Humanist fights for a say on religious lessons (Mid Sussex Times, March 2010)

Online extract of an article describing West Sussex County Council's second rejection of Humanist representation on SACRE, the advisory body on religious eduation in West Sussex.

Comment on Humanism in Schools (The Argus, November 2009)

Comment requested by The Argus to state the case for including Humanism in community schools in West Sussex.

"Humanist angry at rejection" The Argus (November 2009)

Article following rejection of Humanist representation on SACRE by Councillor Peter Griffiths.

Letter to the Mid Sussex Times (June 2009)

This letter to the editor argues for Humanist representation on SACRE. You can add comments online. Scan of original article here.

BBC Southern Counties interview (April 2008)


Listen to an interview on Sunday Breakfast (This is an mp3 file about 7MB in size).

"What if you don't follow a religion?" The Argus (April 2008)

An article in response to the new RE syllabus approved by West Sussex County Council

The Argus (online article where you can post comments)

The Argus (scan of original article as pdf file; sorry about the wrinkles)

Humanism rejected by West Sussex County Council (March 2007)

The Mid Sussex Times

The Argus

Redhill and Reigate Life

Richard Dawkins

The Times

The O Project

Rational Responders

Unscrewing the Inscrutable

Other Local Press

The Argus

Articles on religion

Mid Sussex Times

Articles on religion


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Remembrance Sunday Campaign

The Chichester Observer made a video and wrote an article covering the laying of a Humanist wreath after the main religious ceremony. A transcript of the speech can be downloaded here.

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