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Guardian Live presents:

The Inequality Debate

Tuesday 7th July @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu, 2nd Jul, 2015
Guardian-Live-Inequality-Debate

Will Hutton, Owen Jones, and former Conservative MP David Willetts will debate the causes and consequences of rising inequality, and the way ahead for government.

Sunday Assembly presents:

Sunday Assembly

Sunday 5th July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Sunday until August 15, 2015
Mon, 24th Nov, 2014
Sunday Assembly - community event

Come along to sing songs, hear talks, share tea and cake and enjoy community with 400 others. It’s for everyone who wants to live better, help often and wonder more.

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

General Elections: Manufacturing Consent in a Democratic Society?

Sunday 5th July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu, 11th Jun, 2015
General Elections: Manufacturing Consent

In this talk, Graham Bell will look at the schema that Walter Lippmann developed in the 1920s for conducting national elections and his justification of it. To what extent do his prescriptions reflect current General Elections in the UK?

Conway Hall Ethical Society and London Fortean Society presents:

The Terror of London: Spring-heeled Jack and the Victorian Metropolitan Press

Tuesday 30th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue, 7th Apr, 2015
Spring-heeled-Jack Karl Bell Fortean

One of London’s greatest monsters, Spring-heeled Jack has held the city’s imagination in his claws since he first appeared as “a ghost, a bear, and a devil” right up to contemporary comics and internet radio dramas featuring the leaping horror of legend. This talk explores Spring-heeled Jack’s appearances in and relationship to Victorian London. It considers his origins in the capital, and the way the metropolitan press gave life to a strange urban legend that went on to terrorise the rest of the country.

NHS Blood & Transplant presents:

Blood Donation

Monday 29th June @ 8:50 am - 3:05 pm
Mon, 2nd Feb, 2015
Give Blood

08:50-11:10 / 12:40-15:05

Appointments can be made. Please check the NHS website for up-to-date details of information and times, as they can change from the previously advertised dates.

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Divided Britain – The Impact of Rising Inequality

Sunday 28th June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu, 18th Jun, 2015
Stewart Lansley

Poverty in Britain is at post-war highs and – even with economic growth – is set to increase yet further. Food bank queues are growing, levels of severe deprivation have been rising, and increasing numbers of children are left with their most basic needs unmet.

In this talk, journalist Stewart Lansley will take us through the critical factors that have lead us to this parlous state, with following discussions on possible resolutions.

Eelam Research Organisation presents:

Disenfranchising Mourning of Eelam Tamils

Saturday 27th June @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu, 25th Jun, 2015
Peter Schalk

To mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the “Eelam Research Organisation” (1975-2015), a special lecture will be delivered by Prof. Peter Schalk, Sweden titled “Disenfranchising Mourning of Eelam Tamils”.

Piano Auctions Limited presents:

Piano Auctions

Tuesday 23rd June @ 12:00 pm - Thursday 25th June @ 2:00 pm
Thu, 18th Jun, 2015
Piano Auctions

As the world’s leading auctioneers of pianos and keyboard instruments and with over 35 years of experience, Piano Auctions Ltd’s specialist team is able to offer the best professional advice on selling or buying your instrument.

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Robots are Coming

Sunday 21st June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue, 19th May, 2015
Chris Bratcher

Recent advances in automation are stripping out all manner of jobs: not just those of clerks, typists and warehouse workers. Almost any job involving a programmable process is vulnerable. Should we rejoice, and anticipate their emancipation from labour; or should we be very afraid for the basis of our society? Chris Bratcher thinks the latter. He believes the fall-out from the Industrial Revolution will seem trivial by comparison, and that the imbalance of power between capital (which reaps the benefits of automation) and labour is leading to permanent, but insupportable, levels of unemployment.

Sunday Assembly presents:

London Assembly – Nail Spite Houses

Sunday 21st June @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thu, 11th Jun, 2015
Spite House

Sunday Assembly London is held at 11am on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Conway Hall. Our theme for this Assembly: “Nail & Spite Houses” and the headline speaker is Drew Buddie (@digitalmaverick). We will have a poet to entertain or console us and one of our supporters will give a personal […]

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – In Conversation: Prof Brian Cox and Dr Adam Rutherford

Thursday 18th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon, 18th May, 2015
Brian Cox

Brian Cox talks with Adam Rutherford about particle physics, the importance of getting people engaged with science and why the UK needs to be the best place for science in the world.

Ada Lovelace Day presents:

The Funding Gap

Thursday 18th June @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon, 18th May, 2015
The Funding Gap

An evening workshop to discuss the funding crisis amongst groups that work with and for women in STEM and to devise a practical plan to financially support the essential work being done by grassroots and industry-focused groups.

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The Adlerian Society UK presents:

The Hertha Orgler Memorial Lecture: “I Had a Dream Last Night”

Tuesday 16th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue, 7th Apr, 2015
Gerhard Baumer

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.

Tony Kearney presents:

Finding You in a Very Big Universe

Tuesday 16th June @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu, 21st May, 2015
Finding You in a Very Big Universe

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 Kearney

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Action for Happiness presents:

Compassion: the Key to Happiness

Monday 15th June @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed, 27th May, 2015
Thupten Jinpa Langri

Join Action for Happiness for an inspiring evening with Thupten Jinpa as he reveals how compassion can lead to more happiness, less stress, a sense of purpose, better health and a longer life.

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Art versus Genocide – Armenian Survival

Sunday 14th June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon, 11th May, 2015
Nouritza Matossian

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.

Lingua Diversa Group presents:

Introduction to Brazilian-Portuguese

Saturday 13th June @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Thu, 7th May, 2015
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese

Brazilian-Portuguese “taster” lesson for beginners. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Brazilian-Portuguese language and learn some basics. Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn Brazilian-Portuguese with communicative and fun activities. The lesson lasts one hour. It is very popular so book your place in advance as there are only maximum 10 students in each group.

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Lingua Diversa Group presents:

Introduction to Italian

Saturday 13th June @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu, 7th May, 2015
Introduction to Italian

Italian “taster” lesson for beginners. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Italian language and learn some basics. Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn Italian with communicative and fun activities. The lesson lasts one hour. It is very popular so book your place in advance as there are only maximum 10 students in each group.

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Introduction to German

Saturday 13th June @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Thu, 7th May, 2015
Introduction to German

German “taster” lesson for beginners. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the German language and learn some basics. Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn German with communicative and fun activities. The lesson lasts one hour. It is very popular so book your place in advance as there are only maximum 10 students in each group.

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Introduction to Spanish

Saturday 13th June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu, 7th May, 2015
Introduction to Spanish

Spanish “taster” lesson for beginners. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Spanish language and learn some basics. Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn Spanish with communicative and fun activities.

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