An artistic and curatorial collaboration between Deborah Gardner and Jane Millar. A unique, visual art project that directly responds to Conway Hall’s spaces, ethos, activities and archive.
Join CraftNet and the Crafts Council for an afternoon exploring partnership and collaborations in craft practice. Craft makers and other creative professionals frequently work in partnerships, and this networking event will present case studies on collaborative working to spark discussion about different models for making work.
An unmissable evening with A.A.Gill in conversation with John Mitchinson on the occasion of his new book Pour Me: A Life.
Loss of sovereignty, privatisation, TTIP, attacks on wages, threats to peace – the EU has been a disaster for Britain, for the working class, and for trade unions. Make sure the real voice of British workers is heard. Come and discuss. All welcome.
Dating in London: a dive into a wide ocean of fabulous fish people, a smouldering melting pot of hot humanity or an anxious, hectic meat market of cold flesh? With February flushing our cheeks for Valentine’s Day we take a look at lovin’ in the city.
Watch film screenings of The House of Fear (1945), dir. Roy William Neill, and Premature Burial (1962), dir. Roger Corman.
The largest and most comprehensive humanist research resource in the UK, our Library and archives are open to all.
Is Obi Wan Kenobi a benign spirit guide or a radical preacher recruiting vulnerable teens to join a terrorist movement that blows up government Death Stars? And is Han Solo really a humanist?
These and other questions will be answered by our panel of experts, including: Anglican priest, Rev. Giles Fraser, Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou and chief executive of the British Humanist Association and Sci Fi supremo, Andrew Copson.
Entertainment, shopping, communication, information for the curious mind, government services, getting a better deal on your gas bill now all happens online. It’s faster and cheaper than phoning a helpline and you can see and talk to loved ones anywhere in the world at zero cost. Liz Lutgendorff will give an overview on how accessibility and digital inclusion means the internet is for everyone. She will also discuss the downsides of everyone being part of an interconnected world. ...Read More »
In 2013, the world began to witness an unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa that is now smoldering. Ebola virus disease has a fatality rate of up to 90%, and there are no proven vaccines or targeted treatments for the disease to date. However, several interventions were in the earliest phases of testing at the beginning of this outbreak. Heated controversy quickly arose as to whether and how these unproven interventions should be used—among researchers, humanitarian health professionals, and the affected communities, but also among bioethicists. Dr Annette Rid discusses the key points of ethical controversy and draws some important lessons for how we should use unproven vaccines and treatments during future epidemics. ...Read More »
We need to shift from three to One Planet Living across the UK, in a way that is inclusive and creates sustainable prosperity for all. But what will this look like and how can we achieve it? Must we divest just from fossil fuel reserves that we can't afford to burn or from the much wider linear 'extractive' economy that this supports? What does that mean for the UK's wider economic strategy – and,critically, can we be better off without getting bigger? In a tantalising talk Jonathan Essex will describe such a ‘circular economy’- with recycling at its core? How will it affect our relationship not just with our environment, but with each other, and with the rest of the world? ...Read More »
Of all the stories about Jesus, the transfiguration has been the most difficult to understand. It contains improbable, miraculous elements: a secret meeting on a mountain with Moses and Elijah - both long since dead, God speaking from a cloud, Jesus with his face and clothes transfigured by heavenly light. The story sits, with curious inconsistencies, uneasily in the gospels. There are two current theories: either that it is an allegory or a misplaced post-resurrection account. Peter Cresswell will carefully take you through the story of the texts to show that neither is right and, in the course of his investigation, causes the pieces of the puzzle to fall dramatically back into place. ...Read More »