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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

February 2016
£4 - £7

Adlerian Society UK presents:

How Adlerian Psychology Offers Effective Treatment for Common Mental Health Issues

Tuesday 9th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Camilla Ghazala

Camilla Ghazala on “How Adlerian Psychology offers effective treatment for common mental health issues”.

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Action for Happiness presents:

From Depression to Happiness

Wednesday 10th February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Rachel Kelly

Join Action for Happiness for an inspiring evening with author Rachel Kelly in conversation with Jane Garvey (BBC Woman’s Hour) about her journey from depression to happiness.

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CPBML presents:

The War on Workers: How to Turn the Tide

Thursday 11th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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war on workers

We all know the challenges facing the working class: unemployment, underemployment, fragmentation, privatisation, impoverishment, attacks on pensions, the NHS, education and culture. In the face of all this, our class needs to radically change and refresh its thinking – to come to realise that it can rejoin class struggle and take Britain forward. What needs to be done? Come and discuss how. All welcome. Brockway Room – Ground Floor

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£5 - £8

Conway Hall Ethical Society & Londonist presents:

London is Dating: City Love and Urban Lust

Thursday 11th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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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.

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£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

New Economics as if People Mattered

Sunday 14th February @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Sustainability

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?

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£3.49

Spiked presents:

The New Intolerance on Campus

Wednesday 17th February @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Spiked is bringing together world-renowned writers, academics and activists to interrogate the rise in campus censorship.

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£70 - £75

The Story presents:

The Story 2016

Friday 19th February @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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The Story

The sixth (!) The Story conference will be on Friday, February 19th, at Conway Hall in London. Last year you told us it was the best event yet, with brilliant speakers including Nelly Ben-Hayoun, James Bridle, Alexa Clay, Kati London, Gary Carter, Lucy Perman and Simon Munnery. This year we’re getting an even more eclectic, challenging and inspiring list of speakers together, so get your tickets now!

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Free
Donations Welcome

LGBT Humanists presents:

The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual

Friday 19th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Terry Sanderson

Veteran activist Terry Sanderson, talks about his own history in gay rights – as recalled in his recently published memoir: ‘The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual’.

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£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

How Should we use Unproven Treatments During an Epidemic?

Sunday 21st February @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Vaccine Syringe

Dr Annette Rid discusses the key points of using unproven treatments during an epidemic, the ethical controversy and draws some important lessons for how we should use unproven vaccines and treatments during future epidemics.

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£3.50 - £5

South London Women Artists presents:

Artist Lecture with Liliane Lijn

Monday 22nd February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
SLWA Artist Lecture with Liliane Lijn

Artist Liliane Lijn will give a lecture on her artistic practice as part of South London Women Artists’ yearly lecture series that highlights and celebrates women artists of importance.

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£8

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Z List Dead List

Thursday 25th February @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Z List Dead

Will you be remembered after you’re dead? The Z List Dead List is a comedy show about obscure people from history. Four guest historians champion a little known figure from history to be put on the Z List Dead List. Who wins? You decide.

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£5

Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

Bore Hole: “How I came to drill a hole in my head to get permanently high”

Monday 29th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Bore hole

Joe Mellen discovers the pleasures of hashish, is captivated by the visionary intensity of LSD and, after meeting the Dutch psychedelic guru Bart Huges, attempts the ultimate head trip, the bore hole.

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March 2016
£4 - £7

Adlerian Society UK presents:

“Who’s Holding the Baby? Leading Effectively, Alder Meets Winnicott” Presented by Dr Karen John

Tuesday 8th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Dr Karen John

With budget cuts and the more-for-less culture, public and voluntary sector leaders and staff struggle to meet increasing demands on dwindling resources. This lecture presents practical approaches found to be effective in supporting leaders and staff alike.

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£5

Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

Secret Tunnels of England: Folklore and Fact

Wednesday 9th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Secret Underground Tunnels

Antony Clayton, will attempt to sort fact from fiction in this illustrated talk about the Secret Tunnels of England.

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£10 - £14

National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Students presents:

AHS Convention & AGM 2016

Saturday 12th March @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Students

Expect a dazzling array of speakers, the chance to exercise your democratic right in the vote on our new name (and the election of a new Executive committee), and of course several evenings of top-class entertainment and carousing.

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£8

5×15 presents:

5×15 – Reports from the Future of Medicine with Mosaic

Wednesday 16th March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
5x15

5×15. 5 speakers 15 minutes each

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£5 - £10

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – The Theology and Ethics of Star Wars

Thursday 24th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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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.

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April 2016
Free

LGBT Humanists presents:

Election Question Time

Friday 1st April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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With the London elections coming up, this is your chance to grill high profile candidates from all the main parties vying to get seats on the London Assembly.

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£5

Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

Designing Utopia: John Hargrave and the Kibbo Kift

Wednesday 13th April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Designing Utopia

Cathy Ross covers a first detailed account of the remarkable British writer and artist John Hargrave and his three creations The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, The Green Shirt Movement for Social Credit and The Social Credit Party of Great Britain.

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£10 - £15

British Humanist Association presents:

Voltaire Lecture 2016 – Socrates, Confucius, and the Buddha

Thursday 21st April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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bettany hughes

The British Humanist Association presents the Voltaire Lecture 2016, with Bettany Hughes, chaired by Shappi Khorsandi. In this year’s lecture, Bettany will speak on Socrates, Confucius, and the Buddha – minds that made the modern world.

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