Volunteer Update: Chris Malburn & Jack Marcham from Liverpool & Lancaster University’s Atheist, Secularist & Humanist Societies

Chris Malburn

Chris Malburn

 Volunteer – Liverpool Humanists, Atheist Secularist and Humanist Student Societies

Course: Bsc (Hons) Architecture

I’m a student at the University of Liverpool, and have studied Engineering Foundation and part of an Architecture degree. I was one of the founding members of the University of Liverpool Humanists, and spent two largely successful years (I like to think!) as President following its reboot in 2012. I also joined the AHS’s volunteer team in 2012 as the Regional Development Officer for the North West region, with the job of giving a helping hand and advice to up-and-coming atheist, humanist and secular student societies and I’m now part of the team organising the AHS AGM, which will be held in Liverpool in July 2014. It shouldn’t be any surprise to find out that, while I don’t have a science background, I recognise the importance of the Humanist and Skeptic movements in spreading a message of rationalism, fairness and critical thinking, and I’m willing to my own little bit to help out! If you’re interested in getting involved by starting your own student society and don’t know where to start, give me a shout.


 

Jack

 Jack Marcham

Volunteer – President of Lancaster University Atheists, Non-believers and Agnostics Society

Course: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

I am a 2nd year student at Lancaster University and one of the founders of the society. I am a huge fan of the scientific method and became primarily interested in biology after reading ‘The Selfish Gene’ by Richard Dawkins. This led me to his other great work ‘The God Delusion’. I also enjoy debating philosophy in the pub or discussing physics with my flatmate. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Volunteer Update: Emma Lowrie – Is Paranormal Belief a Unique Form of Coping?

Emma Lowrie

Emma Lowrie

Course: PhD Research Psychology

Thesis: Is Paranormal Belief a Unique Form of Coping

I began my career by completing my BSC Hons Psychology degree at UCLan. Since then I have progressed to studying for my PhD through completing a research internship and helping to collect data and contributing to literature reviews for a number of publications that are currently in preparation. I enjoy all aspects of my university life at UCLan, one of these is Project Science and Reason which I am honoured to be a part of as it allows me to help engage the public in subjects that I find truly fascinating.