Freethought and Humanism
Bishopsgate Library holds the most unique collection of archives and printed materials relating to the history of freethought and humanism in the country. This includes the archives and libraries of two of the Victorian era's most prominent thinkers on freethought and secularism, Charles Bradlaugh and George Jacob Holyoake.
The Library also documents the history, activities and campaigns of the movement from the late nineteenth century to the present day through the extensive archives of the British Humanist Association, the Rationalist Association and the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association.
Bishopsgate Library's collections cover a variety of subject areas which
explore radical, social, labour, feminist and gay history in London.
Click on the left to further explore our collections on freethought and humanism.