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July 2015
£12 - £15

Guardian Live presents:

The Inequality Debate

Tuesday 7th July @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Guardian-Live-Inequality-Debate

Will Hutton, Owen Jones, and former Conservative MP David Willetts will debate the causes and consequences of rising inequality, and the way ahead for government.

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£8.00 - £10.00

The Conway Collective presents:

No Frills

Wednesday 8th July @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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No Frills - flamenco stripped

SOLD OUT

Dotdotdot Dance Company in No Frills. Three dancers, one voice, one guitar and one percussion box. No Frills is flamenco stripped down to its bare essence.

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Free

Campaign for a Greater London National Park City presents:

Let’s make Greater London a National Park City!

Tuesday 14th July @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Greater London

For the curious, creative and critical, this event is for anyone interested in the future of London. Over the evening we will talk about health, education, childhood, landscape, biodiversity, air, resilience and much more.

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£5 - £10

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – Waiting for GlaDOS: What Could Sentient Machines Mean for Humanity?

Thursday 16th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Sentient Machines

For decades, we’ve imagine the rise of computer-based life forms, super-intelligences whose intellects could far surpass our own and trigger a new phase in non-human evolution.

Could these visions become real, and why do they have such a grip on our imaginations? How has culture informed AI research? Should we be more worried about sentient machines, or the dumb algorithms and data integration being worked on today? Do we still have privacy under the dead, uncaring gaze of a machine intelligence? What does humanism mean to an artificial intelligence anyway?

Science writer, broadcaster and geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford chairs a panel of human intelligences, including leading roboticist Prof Alan Winfield and Dr Kathleen Richardson.

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£15

Action for Happiness presents:

Living Danishly: Why are Danes so happy and what can we learn from them?

Wednesday 22nd July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Helen Russell

Join us for a unique and fascinating evening with Helen Russell as she explores why Danes are so happy and what we can learn from the country often ranked as the happiest in the world.

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Free

Index On Censorship and Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Unsilencing Pakistan — a Tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

Thursday 23rd July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Sabeen Mahmud

In May 2007 Sabeen Mahmud founded The Second Floor (now known as T2F), a coffee house and “community space for open dialogue” in Karachi, Pakistan. In April 2015, Mahmud was shot dead by unidentified gunmen. Travelling home after hosting a panel discussion on the missing people of Balochistan, a poor but resource rich province of Pakistan, armed motorcyclists surrounded her car and opened fire.

Three months after this brutal act of censorship, some of Britain’s Pakistani community are working together with Index on Censorship to commemorate and celebrate an extraordinary woman.

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£5 - £10

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – The Science and Ethics of Doctor Who

Wednesday 29th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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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August 2015
£5 - £15

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – What has Scientology got to Hide?

Tuesday 4th August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
L. Ron Hubbard

Tony Ortega, John Sweeney and Humfrey Hunter talk about Scientology’s crusade against free speech; The Church That Likes To Wear Dark Glasses.

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September 2015
£5

Conway Hall Ethical Society and London Fortean Society presents:

The Inventor of the Zombie: The life and times of William B Seabrook: pervert, drunk, cannibal, occultist and ‘negrophile’

Tuesday 8th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Zombie

This talk will explore the life of William Seabrook (1884-1945), once a celebrated feature writer, journalist, travel writer and friend to many key artists of the New York and Paris Modernist era. Seabrook’s exotic travels led him to join the Bedouins, attempt to eat human flesh in West Africa, experiment with witchery with Aleister Crowley, pay Man Ray to photograph Lee Miller in bondage, and in his most lasting legacy travel to Haiti and publish Magic Island, the book he claimed introduced the zombie to American popular culture.

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Free

Piano Auctions Limited presents:

Piano Auctions

Thursday 17th September @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
piano-auction

As the world’s leading auctioneers of pianos and keyboard instruments and with over 35 years of experience, Piano Auctions Ltd’s specialist team is able to offer the best professional advice on selling or buying your instrument.

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