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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

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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£2

Central London Humanists presents:

Faith schools – fair admissions campaign – Richy Thompson

Wednesday 19th August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Richy Thompson

Richy Thompson, BHA Campaigns Manager, will talk about the Fair Admissions Campaign and how you can help open up all state-funded schools to all children, without regard to religion.

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September 2015
£5 - £10

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – Will We Crash Again? Why Capitalism Needs Debt Write-offs to Survive

Tuesday 1st September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Debunking Economics - Steve Keen

Mainstream economists failed to anticipated the great financial crash of 2007-8. In this talk, Professor Steve Keen, will share his view on the bigger picture – including recent financial developments around the world. He will review options for the future of economics, highlight the little-understood importance of debt, and argue that significant debt write-downs are needed in order to limit future financial crashes. Steve Keen is a Professor of Economics & Head of the School of Economics, History & Politics at…

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£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

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Political Skulduggery: What Kept Charles Bradlaugh MP From Taking his Seat in Parliament?

Tuesday 8th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Charles Bradlaugh MP

Charles Bradlaugh, “Atheist, Republican and Malthusian”, was a maverick figure in late nineteenth-century radical politics. Bradlaugh needs to be remembered, not just for standing trial under the Obscene Publications Act in 1877 with Mrs Annie Besant for publishing a birth control pamphlet, but for the six-year battle he fought to take his seat as M.P. for Northampton. Extraordinarily Bradlaugh won his parliamentary seat in 1880 as a Liberal, yet it was Gladstone’s Liberal government which kept him out for the entire parliament. A bit of historical skulduggery with lessons for today.

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£5 - £10

Centre for Inquiry UK presents:

God and the Bible

Saturday 19th September @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Old Bible With Sword

Join Professors Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Keith Ward and atheist philosopher of religion Stephen Law in debate and discussion of God and the Bible. A day conference presented by The Centre for Inquiry UK, Conway Hall Ethical Society and the British Humanist Association.

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Free

CPBML presents:

When Britain leaves the EU

Tuesday 22nd September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
brexit

With the euro in meltdown, come and discuss why Britain can only thrive outside the EU, and what Britain needs to do to retain its integrity, sovereignty and unity as an island of labour.

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£12 - £15

Cosmic Genome presents:

Cosmic Genome Quizzicals

Wednesday 30th September @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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“The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome is proud to present the first of the Cosmic Genome Quizzicals, London’s largest science quiz night, live at Conway Hall, September 30th 2015”.

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October 2015
£5

London Fortean Society presents:

Amityville, Astral Projection and Shining Eyes: The Amazing Alex Tanous

Monday 5th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Conversations with Ghosts

  London Fortean Society in partnership with Conway Hall present. Amityville, Astral Projection and Shining Eyes: The Amazing Alex Tanous Dr Alex Tanous was a seldom mentioned man in the UK, but was well known in the USA for his remarkable psychic gifts. He claimed to be able to leave his body at will and travel in the astral form, project light from his eyes, interact with ghosts, and made many remarkable predictions. Recently, the forgotten work of his field…

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£3 - £5

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Freedom’s Debt: The Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade (1672 – 1752)

Tuesday 6th October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Freedom’s Debt, the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade (1672 – 1752)

This talk will discuss the parts played by freedom and liberty in developing England’s contribution to the trans-Atlantic trade in enslaved Africans. It argues that Britain’s relationship with slavery has largely been viewed in terms of Britain’s contribution to the abolition of the trade. It suggests that British identity, British ideas, British institutions did much to develop the trade in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It examines the political deliberations that surrounded the Royal African Company – a monopolistic trading corporation formed to develop England’s slave trade that would become, by the middle of the eighteenth century, associated with some of the earliest embryonic arguments for the abolition of the slave trade. The lecture will examine the role that Britishness and freedom played in developing the largest forced-intercontinental migration in human history.

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