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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Decline of the Honey Bee and the End of Human Kind?

Sunday 31st May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue, 21st Apr, 2015
Luke Dixon

Man and bee have lived together in harmony and symbiotic support for millenia. But recent years have seen dramatic declines in honey bee populations around the world. Luke Dixon will discuss man’s responsibilities in the husbandry of bees and the harvesting of honey.

£20

The School of Life presents:

Itay Talgam on Inspiring Brilliance

Sunday 31st May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed, 27th May, 2015
Itay Talgam

Itay Talgam, in a rare visit to the UK, tells us what the great conductors can teach us about inspiring unpredictable brilliance in ourselves and others.

Free

NHS Blood & Transplant presents:

Blood Donation

Thursday 4th June @ 8:50 am - 3:05 pm
Mon, 2nd Feb, 2015
Give Blood

Appointments can be made.

Please check the blood donation website for up-to-date details of information and times, as they can change from the previously advertised dates.

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£5.00 - £10.00

British Humanist Association presents:

CFI UK Conference: Searching for Satan: Miscarriages of memory, fractured families and Satanic panics

Saturday 6th June @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed, 8th Apr, 2015
Satanic Panics

Discover how the unreliability of memory has led to grave miscarriages of justice, including panics about Satanic abuse. Can memories really be ‘recovered’ by therapists? To what extent can we rely on the memories of witnesses in historic abuse cases? Some deeply disturbing cases will be investigated.

£0.00 - £3.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Cults and Brainwashing: The hidden – and not so hidden – epidemic

Sunday 7th June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon, 11th May, 2015
Alex Stein

Alexandra Stein will discuss cults and brainwashing, focusing on the leadership, structure, ideologies and processes involved. These attributes are common to a variety of dangerous relationships, from one-on-one cults to extremist political groups. There is an urgent need to teach young people about these phenomena at all levels of education. This talk will include suggestions about creating a culture of awareness in order to prevent recruitment to these systems and to increase accountability of the abuses that occur within them.

£5.00 - £15.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

How to be an Effective Altruist

Monday 8th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue, 5th May, 2015
Peter Singer

Peter Singer talks about how effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the “most good you can do.”

£18.00

NOW Live Events presents:

Vanessa King – Making the Most of Your Strengths

Tuesday 9th June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed, 15th Apr, 2015
Vanessa King

Vanessa King teaches on… Making the Most of Your Strengths. A self-development workshop in partnership with Psychologies Magazine (www.psychologies.co.uk)

Free

Rhinegold Live presents:

Rhinegold Live: Jennifer Pike

Wednesday 10th June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue, 17th Mar, 2015
Jennifer Pike

Jennifer Pike was the youngest ever winner of BBC Young Musician of the year when aged 12 was awarded the title back in 2002. Since then, she has performed extensively as a soloist with major orchestras worldwide, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Symphony. She has received several other musical awards and is a sought-after recitalist. In 2015 she will make her debut at Carnegie Hall with The New York Chamber Orchestra and also appear with Malmo, Ulster, Oslo, BBC NOW and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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The Central London Humanist Group presents:

Should Humanists eat animals?

Wednesday 10th June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon, 18th May, 2015
Phil Walder

Phil Walder on the ethics of whether Humanists should eat animals?

£5.00

Lingua Diversa Group presents:

Introduction to Spanish

Saturday 13th June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu, 7th May, 2015
Introduction to Spanish

Spanish “taster” lesson for beginners. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Spanish language and learn some basics. Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn Spanish with communicative and fun activities.

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With a capacity of 400 spread over balcony and floor seating, our Main Hall retains its period features and is internationally renowned for its excellent acoustics.

Brockway Room - room hire in central London

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Bertrand Russell Room - room hire

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Venue and room hire in central London

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Library

The largest and most comprehensive humanist research resource in the UK, our Library and archives are open to all.

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Conway Hall’s library and archives contain a wealth of historical texts, artworks, music and other printed materials.

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Experience the Library as if you were here!

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See the amazing gems from our archives. An 18 month collaborative project between the Bishopsgate Institute and Conway Hall.

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A reference Library open to all. Whether you’re a dedicated researcher or just curious, come and browse our shelves.

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You can search both our books and archives online via our catalogue.

London Thinks

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

How to be an Effective Altruist

Monday 8th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue, 5th May, 2015
Peter Singer

Peter Singer talks about how effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the “most good you can do.”

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – In Conversation: Prof Brian Cox and Dr Adam Rutherford

Thursday 18th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon, 18th May, 2015
Brian Cox

Brian Cox talks with Adam Rutherford about particle physics, the importance of getting people engaged with science and why the UK needs to be the best place for science in the world.

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – The Science and Ethics of Dr Who

Wednesday 29th July @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu, 28th May, 2015
The Science of Doctor Who

Every moment in time and space is burning, the result of a huge war between the Daleks and the Doctor’s own people, the Time Lords. The Doctor can end the conflict using a special super-weapon. All of space and time will be saved, but he’ll destroy every Dalek and Time Lord, including 2.47 billion Time Lord children. Does he have the right?

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Ethical Record

700 x 343 Title Holmes and Watson

6. A Scandal in Bohemia

Posted on: Sun, 24th May, 2015
Estimated reading time: 11 minutes
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Lecture

The Robots are Coming

Posted on: Tue, 19th May, 2015
Lecture date: Sun, 21st Jun, 2015
Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Recent advances in automation are stripping out all manner of jobs: not just those of clerks, typists and warehousemen. Almost any job involving a programmable process is vulnerable. Chris Bratcher asks should we rejoice, and anticipate their emancipation from labour; or should we be very afraid for the basis of our society? Chris Bratcher thinks the latter. He believes the fall-out from the Industrial Revolution will seem trivial by comparison, and that the imbalance of power between capital (which reaps the benefits of automation) and labour is leading to permanent, but insupportable, levels of unemployment. ...Read More »

Speaker: Chris Bratcher
Cult
Lecture

Cults and Brainwashing: The hidden – and not so hidden – epidemic

Posted on: Mon, 11th May, 2015
Lecture date: Sun, 7th Jun, 2015
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Alexandra Stein will discuss cults and brainwashing, focusing on the leadership, structure, ideologies and processes involved. These attributes are common to a variety of dangerous relationships, from one-on-one cults to extremist political groups. There is an urgent need to teach young people about these phenomena at all levels of education. This talk will include suggestions about creating a culture of awareness in order to prevent recruitment to these systems and to increase accountability of the abuses that occur within them. ...Read More »

Speaker: Alexandra Stein
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Lecture

Art versus Genocide – Armenian Survival

Posted on: Mon, 11th May, 2015
Lecture date: Sun, 14th Jun, 2015
Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Nouritza Matossian, a writer of seminal biographies and daughter of genocide survivors asks a burning question. Why did it take a hundred years for the world to recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Young Turks in the Ottoman Empire? A million and a half citizens were uprooted, tortured, killed, robbed of goods and lands. Most countries condemn 'the first genocide of the 20th century, yet England and the USA support Turkey in deceitful denial. Nouritza argues that surviving artists transformed their traumas and raped culture into modern masterpieces. Arshile Gorky, Alan Hovhannes, Aram Khatchaturian, William Saroyan, Charles Aznavour, Sergei Parajanov helped defeat genocide. ...Read More »

Speaker: Nouritza Matossian
Title Mind Working

5. Prejudices

Posted on: Fri, 8th May, 2015
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
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4. The Crucible

Posted on: Sun, 26th Apr, 2015
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
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Lecture

The Decline of the Honey Bee and the End of Human Kind?

Posted on: Thu, 23rd Apr, 2015
Lecture date: Sun, 31st May, 2015
Estimated reading time: 1 minute
Speaker: Luke Dixon
SoapBox @ Thinkers Corner
Lecture

SoapBox @ Thinkers Corner – Election Analysis

Posted on: Tue, 21st Apr, 2015
Lecture date: Sun, 17th May, 2015
Estimated reading time: 1 minute
Speaker: Prof. Evan Parker
Professional Ethics
Lecture

What are Professional Ethics?

Posted on: Tue, 21st Apr, 2015
Lecture date: Sun, 10th May, 2015
Estimated reading time: 1 minute
Speaker: John Dowdle
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3. The Lucifer Effect

Posted on: Fri, 17th Apr, 2015
Estimated reading time: 11 minutes

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