Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall
Join 5×15 with Irvine Welsh, David Spiegelhalter, Leslee Udwin, Viv Albertine and Itay Talgam.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.”Find out more »
Vanessa King teaches on… Making the Most of Your Strengths. A self-development workshop in partnership with Psychologies Magazine (www.psychologies.co.uk)Find out more »
Phil Walder on the ethics of whether Humanists should eat animals?Find out more »
Nouritza Matossian, a writer of seminal biographies and daughter of genocide survivors, asks the question: why did it take a hundred years for the world to recognise 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 its denial.Find out more »
You probably aren’t the centre of the Universe, but you might just have a piece of the centre of the Universe in you. With Tony KearneyFind out more »
It is common knowledge that we process our day to day experiences at night. We reframe and process them there according to our lifestyle, our personality.
Sigmund Freud already mentioned that dreams are directed towards the next day and tone our emotions and expectations towards the future.