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May 2016
£5

The Red Tent presents:

Gender Identity – A Critical Examination

Thursday 5th May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

SOLD OUT – Dr Rebecca Reilly-Cooper delivers a feminist critique of the politics of gender identity.

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£15 - £20

The Boring Conference presents:

The Boring Conference

Saturday 7th May @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
This is the Boring Conference

SOLD OUT – The Boring Conference returns to Conway Hall. A one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked; subjects often considered trivial and pointless, but when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating.

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£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Trident Renewal – The Arguments

Sunday 8th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Radiation

In this presentation, Quaker peace activist Timmon Wallis summarises the startling findings in his new book, The Truth About Trident. He pits facts, figures and logic against the major arguments for the renewal of the Trident program and finds that each one comes up wanting.

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£10 - £20

The Idler presents:

Is London dying?

Monday 9th May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Is London dying? With Iain Sinclair, Katharine Hibbert, Angus Hanton and Tom Hodgkinson

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Free

The British Institute of Human Rights presents:

Universal Periodic Review

Wednesday 11th May @ 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Human Rights Check

British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) comes to London to provide civil society organisations in London, the South East, East Anglia and the surrounding areas with an opportunity to examine the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights.

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£20

How To Academy presents:

how to: An Evening with Germaine Greer

Wednesday 11th May @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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The how to: Academy is excited to welcome Germaine Greer for an evening of outspoken discussion about equality, gender and sex in contemporary public and private life.

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Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

John Dee’s Life With The Angels

Wednesday 11th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
John Dee

SOLD OUT – Professor Glyn Parry will outline the true story of John Dee, which shows how Dee’s angelic magic affected not only his own life but those of the most prominent Elizabethans who shared much of his ‘occult philosophy’.

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£15

Guardian Live presents:

The story of Europe’s refugee crisis

Thursday 12th May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Join Patrick Kingsley and a panel of Guardian writers and commentators to discuss the human stories behind the escalating refugee crisis. As walls go up across Europe, leaving the Schengen agreement on the brink of collapse, can the EU come up with a coherent response to the biggest challenge the union has faced?

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£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Prisons In Crisis

Sunday 15th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Andrew Neilson will discuss what’s gone wrong with our prisons and what can be done to create a more effective and humane criminal justice system.

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£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Panama Papers, the Global Elite, and the Democratic Deficit 

Sunday 22nd May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
woman-on-desk-water

Dr Neil Faulkner, an authoritative and high profile thinker will provide a unique assessment of the Panama Papers and Global Elitism, which so profoundly threaten harmony and stability in the 21st century.

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James Lever presents:

The Inheritance of ISIS

Sunday 22nd May @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
ISIS Trail of Terror

A fantastic event with Dr Faisal Devji from the University of Oxford. He will talk about the reasons behind the rise of ISIS including philosophical questions concerning how and whether we should be ruled and by whom.

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£15

Guardian Live presents:

Free Speech Under Attack

Tuesday 24th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Free Speech. What limits should there be to what we say, write and show? What should be regulated by law, and what’s left to standards of behaviour that we set and try to keep ourselves? Who should decide? With Timothy Garton Ash, Shami Chakrabarti, Rowan Williams, and Kenan Malik. Chaired by The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.

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£8 - £10

Michael Mears presents:

Comrades in Conscience

Wednesday 25th May @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
comrades in conscience

An evening commemorating the courage of Britain’s first world war conscientious objectors, through drama, song and talks. Speakers include Cyril Pearce and Lois S. Bibbings.

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£20

The School of Life presents:

Amanda Palmer on Motherhood

Sunday 29th May @ 11:20 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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In this Sunday Sermon, iconic singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer will explore what it means to be a new mother in 2016.

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June 2016
£5 - £10

Centre for Inquiry UK, The British Humanist Association and Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Love Factually

Thursday 2nd June @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Come and experience a loved-up evening of geeky romance with bible historian Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou, comedian Robin Ince, and one other special ‘mystery’ guest as CFI UK presents ‘Love Factually’.

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£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

How David Hume Became the First Modern Humanist

Sunday 5th June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
David Hume Edinburgh

Dr Amyas Merivale, winner of Conway Hall’s Blackham Fellowship award, will tell the story of David Hume’s hugely significant moment in the history of ideas.

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Antiuniversity presents:

Towards a Decolonial Cultural Front

Saturday 11th June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Towards a Decolonial Cultural Front

Prof Nicholas Mirzoeff on taking accountability of cultural institutions to account via the “Decolonial Cultural Front”.

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£15 - £25

How To Academy presents:

how to: Brexit Debate

Monday 13th June @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
how-to-brexit

How to academy debates Brexit: Moderated by Matthew Taylor. Arguing to leave the EU: Tom Kremer, Roger Scruton, Daniel Hannan. Arguing to stay in the EU: Simon Glendinning, Justin Champion and Stanley Johnson. Don’t Know: Adam Zamoyski.

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£5

Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

London Stone: Mystery and Myth

Monday 13th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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In this talk, John Clark investigates the ‘real’ story of London Stone, in Cannon Street, and the way in which myths have developed around it in the last 150 years.

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£4 - £7

Adlerian Society UK presents:

The Implications of Cortisol in Counselling

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

Emma Sweetland talks about the actions of cortisol on stress-related conditions, including counselling.

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July 2016
£25 - £35

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

how to: Enhance your Performance at Work with Mindfulness

Tuesday 5th July @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
one second ahead

Consultant to Accenture, Nike, Microsoft and Sony, Rasmus Hougaard joins the how to: Academy to teach us how to maintain focus and enhance our performance through mindfulness.

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The Psychedelic Society presents:

Psychedelics and Nonduality

Sunday 31st July @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
nonduality

At this event, the Psychedelic Society, along with Peter Russell and Bernardo Kastrup, attempt to answer questions on the origins of consciousness.

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