Campbell, Colin (20th Century)
In 1988, Campbell was elected as an honorary associate of the Rationalist Press Association.
A reader in sociology and Head of Department at the University of York, he has gained an international reputation for his work on “the cultic milieu” and the occult as well as irreligion.
His Towards a Sociology of Irreligion (1971) discussed the secularist, positivist, ethical, and rationalist movements in the United States and Britain, as well as the first account of the emergence of the humanist movement in the 1960s.
He also wrote The Myth of Social Action.
Campbell has been on the board of the Rationalist Press Association, is a contributor to [[New Humanist]] and Question, and is a regular speaker on behalf of humanism.
In Birmingham, England, at the Centenary Conference of the Rationalist Press Association in 1999, he spoke on “The Easternization of the West: The Threat to Rationalism in the New Millennium.”