Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Claire Rayner (1931-2010)

Claire Rayner died yesterday. I heard the announcement on Radio 4 this morning, and remembered she had recently contributed (as I did) to the "Humanist Heroes" series at the British Humanist Association's Humanist Life website. (She was a former President of the BHA.)

The Today Programme had her son Jay Rayner on, and I was struck by what a superb advertisement his interview was for the humanist attitude to rites of passage and life in general. No regrets, but fond remembrances and laughter.

Here's the audio:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9083000/9083017.stm

And here's the BHA's tribute:
http://www.humanism.org.uk/news/view/672
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