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Courses and Workshops taking place at Conway Hall

August 2015
£18

NOW Live Events presents:

Shaa Wasmund – Do Less, Get More: How to Work Smart and Live Life Your Way

Wednesday 12th August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Shaa Wasmund

It’s easy to find yourself doing more, more, more – and yet never really getting to where you want to be. By doing less, you are actually able to accomplish much more and be far happier in the process.

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£5

Lingua Diversa Group presents:

Introduction to Italian

Thursday 13th August @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Introduction to Italian

In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Italian language and learn some basics.

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£5

Lingua Diversa Group presents:

Introduction to Spanish

Thursday 20th August @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Introduction to Spanish

In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Spanish language and learn some basics.

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£5

Lingua Diversa Group presents:

Introduction to German

Thursday 27th August @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Introduction to German

In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the German language and learn some basics.

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September 2015
£5

Lingua Diversa Group presents:

Introduction to Brazilian-Portuguese

Thursday 3rd September @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese

In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Brazilian-Portuguese language and learn some basics.

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£18

NOW Live Events presents:

Alastair Creamer – Would you Take your Own Career Advice?

Wednesday 9th September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Alastair Creamer

In this powerful, interactive session, leading creative thinker, coach and Eyes Wide Opened co-founder, Alastair Creamer will help you become the best role model you can be to those at a career crossroads – be it your best friend, partner, sibling, your teenager, or yourself. Learn how to be both pragmatic and inspirational. The acid test is, would you take your own career advice?

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October 2015
£3 - £5

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

First Prime Minister of the London Empire: William Beckford, Jamaican Planter & Lord Mayor of London (1709 – 1770)

Tuesday 13th October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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William Beckford

This talk examines the life of William Beckford, twice Lord Mayor of London, and one of the largest slave-owners in the British Empire. In a remarkable political career, he gained fame as a proponent of British liberties, while overseeing a transatlantic family business founded on colonial slavery. The talk will seek to demonstrate how these apparent contradictions highlighted many of the dilemmas Britain faced as a global empire, and helped to spark some of the earliest domestic debates about its future as an imperial power.

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£78 - £96

The Virtual Philosopher presents:

Philosophy: the Basics

Monday 26th October @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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Every week until August 1, 2015
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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This course offers an introduction to philosophy and philosophical thinking. Topics will include What is Philosophy? Thought experiments in Philosophy. What is reality? What am I? How should I live? No prior knowledge of Philosophy is assumed.

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£78 - £96

The Virtual Philosopher presents:

Philosophy and Death

Monday 26th October @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week until August 1, 2015
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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This course will explore a range of philosophical issues around death from Epicurus’s arguments that we shouldn’t fear death, through to Samuel Sheffler’s recent discussion of our attitudes to what happens after our deaths, taking in ideas from such thinkers as Montaigne, David Hume, Albert Camus, Thomas Nagel, and Bernard Williams, along the way. No prior knowledge of Philosophy is assumed.

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£3 - £5

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

George Hibbert M.P. (1757-1837): and the Defence of British Slavery

Tuesday 27th October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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George Hibbert M.P. and the Defence of British Slavery

George Hibbert was an early and powerful defender of the slave trade and later slavery. He was a Chairman of the West India Merchants Society, a Member of Parliament between 1806-1812, and Agent for Jamaica between 1812-1832. As early as 1790 he campaigned for the payment of compensation for those whose livelihoods depended on the labour of enslaved people. This talk will explore the different strategies used by Hibbert to delay the ending of slavery, as well as to ensure that the government compensated the slave-owners for their ‘property in people’.

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