The exhibition has two parts – “London Presence” and “What We See”. London Presence is an exhibition of photographs by participants from Grace Gelder photography workshops at Conway Hall. What We See is a group show by people ages 8-18 who have attended Young Photographers London workshops within the last year, led by Grace Gelder & Niaz Maleknia.
Architecture and Place Digitisation Project
A digital collection of Conway Hall Ethical Society’s physical heritage
Conway Hall is and always will be the place for those who dare to dream of a better world
This year’s festival theme is ‘Activists and Architects of Change’, to mark the centenary of The Representation of the People Act 1918, which permitted women to vote for the first time. Join our Sunday Bloomsbury Festival Hub for rousing talks, vital debates and thought-provoking exhibitions from some of the boldest and bravest voices around.
A series of six Wednesday evening talks on pamphleteering, contemporary blogging and some of the myriad issues covered in Conway Hall’s largely 19th century pamphlet collection, curated by Deborah Lavin, featuring Prof Joad Raymond, Dr Joseph Kelly, Dr Gregory Claeys, Prof David Nash, Viv Regan and Deborah Lavin.
Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse will consider the aims of scientific research in the light of global challenges and political agendas. Stressing the importance of mature and informed discussions, he will survey the characteristics research systems need if they are to produce reliable, useful knowledge in the public interest.
1968 was a year of political upheaval and rebellion, but those times were also important in culture and education – and not just in rock music! This event celebrates those times and asks, what is the legacy? Chaired by Michael Rosen, with speakers including Tariq Ali, Melissa Benn, Ken Loach and Professor Lynne Segal.
Out-of-the-Box Thinking: Debate – This House Believes That Exams have had Their Day | Monday 26th November
The sixth event of our Out-of-the-Box Thinking series will explore through debate whether “Exams have had their Day” in our education system. Education campaigner and film-maker Madeleine Holt will speak for the motion, and Richard Sherif, President of the Association of School and College Leaders, will speak against it.
Upcoming Sunday Concerts
The Barbican Piano Trio perform timeless Romantic trios and present the London premiere of a new suite by British composer Joseph Phibbs, hailed by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the most successful composers of his generation”. Part of Bloomsbury Festival. Free entry for those aged 8-25 courtesy of CAVATINA.
Witness the future generation of musicians as leading ensembles from the Royal College of Music perform a much-loved work by Haydn, exuberant music for wind and Missy Mazzoli’s “love song to the Brooklyn Bridge”. Part of the RCM’s Essential Haydn series. Free entry for those aged 8-25 courtesy of CAVATINA.
Switzerland-based Trio des Alpes perform works by composers from countries that meet or are touching distance from the European mountain range. The trio have performed internationally, hailed in the press for their individual talents and equally impressive ensemble work. Free entry for those aged 8-25 courtesy of CAVATINA.
After 13 years as the Badke Quartet, they return to Conway Hall as the newly formed Oculi Ensemble with a programme centred around the music of Richard Strauss, from his early chamber works to a sextet from his final opera Capriccio. Free entry for those aged 8-25 courtesy of CAVATINA.