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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

May 2015
£5.00

Political Philosophy Meetup presents:

Can the Welfare State Survive?

Wednesday 6th May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Andrew Gamble, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University, discusses the future of the welfare state and its sustainability. This event will provide you with the opportunity to listen, discuss and debate issues of social justice with one of the most prominent thinkers in the field.

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The Boring Conference presents:

A Boring Conference

Saturday 9th May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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The Boring Conference is 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. It was created in response to the cancellation of the 2010 Interesting Conference. It seemed like the obvious thing to do. Ticket details will be announced in due course.

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£0.00 - £3.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

What are Professional Ethics?

Sunday 10th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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At a time when British senior politicians have recently had to step down after being exposed by undercover journalists, and a group of former teachers and school administrators in Atlanta, Georgia have been jailed for up to seven years for their involvement in a test cheating scandal, is this not a timely moment to ask the question “What are Professional Ethics”?

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£20.00

Profile Books presents:

Christopher McDougall presents his Natural Born Heroes: UK Book Launch

Thursday 14th May @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Internationally bestselling author Christopher McDougall hosts the London launch for his new book Natural Born Heroes.

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£0.00 - £3.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

SoapBox @ Thinkers Corner – Election Analysis

Sunday 17th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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The election will have passed and a government may be in place. In any event, on this day it is a chance for you to have your say.

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£12 - £15

Guardian Live presents:

Buying Happiness

Monday 18th May @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

The Guardian’s Oliver Burkeman (This Column Will Save Your Life), psychologist Philippa Perry (How to stay Sane), political economist William Davies (The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being) and leading economist and behavioural scientist Andrew Oswald ask who is responsible for our happiness and have our emotions become a new resource to be bought and sold?

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£5.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society and London Fortean Society presents:

The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day

Tuesday 19th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Coincidences happen, incredibly unlikely things occur, and the apparently miraculous comes about. The improbability principle says that such extraordinarily improbable events are commonplace. It shows that this is not a contradiction, but that we should expect identical lottery numbers to come up more than once, lightning to strike twice, and financial crashes to occur.

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£4.00 - £7.00

The Adlerian Society UK presents:

Adler in the Home, Family, Community and Schools

Thursday 21st May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Parents, Libby Stevenson and Federica Vermeir, describe how their encounter with Adlerian psychology had a positive effect on their families and led to their training to become facilitators of parenting courses.

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£15 - £20

5×15 presents:

5×15, 5 speakers, 15 minutes each

Monday 25th May @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Join 5×15 with Irvine Welsh, David Spiegelhalter, Leslee Udwin, Viv Albertine, Itay Talgam

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£0.00 - £3.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Decline of the Honey Bee and the End of Human Kind?

Sunday 31st May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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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.

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