The humanities don’t just keep our world interesting.

Our societies are shaped by their history, and we are shaped by the literature we read and the philosophies we live by.

Humanities 21 is a not-for-profit advocacy organisation whose events series and advocacy projects demonstrate how essential the humanities are in a flourishing and innovative society.

A humanities education enables people to tackle questions to which there are no clear answers, to logically develop hypotheses and to entertain the ideas of others without jumping to conclusions. In an age of fake news and polarised politics, this way of thinking has never been more vital – in business, in politics and in so many other aspects of a rapidly changing world.

The humanities don’t just keep our world interesting; they develop the kinds of intelligent and original thinkers our world needs.

If you would like to know more about our mission at Humanities 21, and the strategy we use to meet our objectives, see the following document: Our Strategy.