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Upcoming Events

£140 - £200

Lingua Diversa Group presents:

Language courses in Spanish, Italian, French, Brazilian-Portuguese and German

Monday 16th January @ 12:00 pm - Friday 31st March @ 9:05 pm
Fri, 6th Jan, 2017

Lingua Diversa Group was founded by Esther and Lucio in 2002. They run lunchtime and evening courses from beginner to advanced level in: Spanish, Italian, French, German and Brazilian-Portuguese.

The next term will start the week beginning 16 January and last for 11 consecutive weeks. Class times are: 12:00 to 13:00 / 13:00 to 14:00 / 18:00 to 19:30 / 19:35 to 21:05.

The fee is £140 for lunchtime and £200 for evening courses. There are a maximum of 8 students in each group.

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  • Lingua Diversa Group
Free

Istro Books, Peter Owen & Conway Hall presents:

Conway Hall Book Club

Friday 24th February @ 6:00 pm - Friday 28th July @ 7:30 pm
Thu, 26th Jan, 2017

Introducing a monthly book club for members and friends, where we discuss some of the titles produced by our resident publishers, as well as the occasional guest sessions hosted by staff and other residents.

The very first session of the book club will be held on Friday, 24th February at 6pm, and will be a preliminary meeting to get to know each other and get hold of the first title on our reading list: the classic Shusako Endo novel, Silence.

The book club will be held on the fourth Friday of every month, in the Conway Hall Library from 6-7:30pm.

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  • Istro Books, Peter Owen & Conway Hall

Conway Hall presents:

20 millisieverts per year

Thursday 2nd March - Sunday 30th April
Tue, 14th Feb, 2017

20 millisverts per year An exhibition about Fukushima by Lis Fields 2 March – 30 April 2017 Launch reception, Thur 2 March, 6-7.30pm.  Followed by a screening of Nuclear Japan, 7.30-10pm. All welcome.  Drinks served. In October 2016 Lis participated in a study tour of Fukushima, organised by Green Cross Switzerland, the international environmental NGO founded by Mikhail Gorbachev. ’20 […]

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  • Conway Hall
Free

presents:

‘Artist, Japan, anti nuclear power plant, born on 3/11/2011’

Friday 3rd March - Sunday 30th April
Thu, 9th Mar, 2017

Displayed in The Theobalds Road window, Conway Hall, Kenta Masuyama aka 281 Anti Nuke is a Japanese street artist whose focus is to create intelligent, graphic street art intended to educate people in Japan on issues regarding politics, law, nuclear and other sobering matters. Tagged as the “Japanese Banksy,” he is an unlikely manifestation of […]

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£10 - £25

The Conway Collective presents:

Making Monologues

Saturday 11th March @ 11:00 am - Saturday 25th March @ 2:00 pm
Wed, 7th Dec, 2016

Learn how monologues can be a fun and practical way for writers and performers to develop their own original story ideas.

In this workshop series with Sean Bruno, participants will be guided through a set of focused writing and devising exercises to create original stand-alone monologues (which can then be developed into a larger performed or written work). Each week will focus on a different set of exercises and skills.

Organiser:
  • The Conway Collective
£10 - £30

The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies presents:

The Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Students Convention 2017

Saturday 25th March @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, 3rd Feb, 2017
The Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Students Convention 2017

On Saturday 25 March 2017, Conway Hall – the oldest surviving freethought society in the world – will play host to the AHS Convention 2017, for a fun-filled day of fascinating talks, in-depth discussion, brilliant comedy, and entertainment.

The AHS Convention is the standout event each year for atheist, humanist, and secular students across the UK – and 2017 is no different. Be sure to buy your ticket now. In the past we’ve heard from speakers such as AronRa, A C Grayling, Shappi Khorsandi, and many more at our events, and we have a great line-up for 2017.

Organiser:
  • The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies
£3 - £2

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Our Survey Says…

Sunday 26th March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue, 21st Mar, 2017
Our Survey Says

Katie Harrison, of the newly formed Faith Research Centre at ComRes, will take us through an interactive session to explore how to ask good questions to explore links between beliefs and behaviours. 

Organiser:
  • Conway Hall Ethical Society
Free
£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Chamber Philharmonic Europe

Sunday 26th March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun, 25th Dec, 2016

Mozart Quartet in G K156
Schubert Quartet in E flat D87
Borodin Quartet No.2 in D

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  • Conway Hall Sunday Concerts
Free

Rhinegold LIVE presents:

The National Opera Studio perform at Rhinegold LIVE

Monday 27th March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon, 6th Mar, 2017
National Opera Studio

The National Opera Studio exists to train a small group of highly talented musicians to become the leading artists of their generation. In this very special recital, the studio will present a selection of this year’s gifted singers and répétiteurs, offering a glimpse at the next generation of leading artists.

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  • Rhinegold LIVE
£4 - £8

Choirs On Fire presents:

Choirs on Fire

Tuesday 28th March @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Sun, 19th Feb, 2017
Choirs On Fire

An evening of mostly acapella song with a little bit of acoustic instrumentaryness from Gitika’s trio 3 Bucket Jones. At least three choirs, the Tubthumping Chorus, the Old Bishops both lead by Gitika Partington and the 16 piece folk acappella chorus Broomdasher lead by Sally Davies.There will be splendid arrangements of folk and popular song from all eras.There will be a bar in the interval and after the show. Two halves of about 50 mins each.

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  • Choirs On Fire
£12 - £8

Canbury Press & Conway Hall presents:

Stand up for EU nationals in Britain

Wednesday 29th March @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu, 9th Mar, 2017
Brexit night

Canbury Press and Conway Hall are pleased to present…

Stand up for EU nationals in Britain with Comedians Shazia Mirza, Sindhu Vee and Grainne Maguire, and Ian Dunt, author of Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?

Organiser:
  • Canbury Press & Conway Hall
£20

London Fortean Society presents:

Deception Day: Hoaxes, Lies and Fake News

Saturday 1st April @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu, 16th Feb, 2017
Orion Deception Day 1 April Conway

The 1st of April is the traditional day for hoaxing and japes but deception and deceit riddles everyday communication. From hoax hip-hop stars and haunted houses to military deception and fake news: join the London Fortean Society and Conway Hall Ethical Society for a day of unreal things. Those are charming, others are terrifying.

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  • London Fortean Society
£3 - £2

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Mensheviks and Bolsheviks 1917 – 1923

Sunday 2nd April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed, 15th Feb, 2017
Fist with seals in stencil look over aged paper, with ribbon .

Why did the Russian revolution turn out the way it did? How did Russian revolutionaries themselves perceive their revolution? What were the alternative visions of revolution, socialism and the future of the Russian empire propounded in 1917? This talk focuses on the Menshevik wing of Russian social-democracy – the losing faction in 1917 – and explores how their preconceived schemas of revolution locked them into a political course which proved disastrous.

Organiser:
  • Conway Hall Ethical Society
Free

Sunday Assembly London presents:

Urban Exploration

Sunday 2nd April @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Thu, 9th Mar, 2017
Urban Exploration

We’re curling our toes in excitement for hearing National Geographic Emerging Explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison come and speak at Sunday Assembly London! He’s using films, books, websites, and walks to take geography far beyond memorising dots on a map, challenging children and adults to experience every aspect of the world around them in a more meaningful way.

Organiser:
  • Sunday Assembly London
Free
£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Ensemble Metamusika

Sunday 2nd April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun, 25th Dec, 2016

Catoire Quartet in F sharp minor Op.23
Weinberg Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op.66
Prokofiev Quartet No. 1 in B minor Op.50
Shostakovich Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op.110

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  • Conway Hall Sunday Concerts

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Venue Hire

Bertrand Russell Room - room hire

The Bertrand Russell Room has a capacity of 35 people, and is perfect for auditions, rehearsals and meetings.

Brockway Room - room hire in central London

The Brockway Room has a capacity of 70 people, and is ideal for meetings, lectures, and even exhibitions.

Mayfair Catering specialises in providing the highest standard of in-house catering for a range of occasions at Conway Hall.

Venue Hire: Main Hall

With a capacity of 400 spread over balcony and floor seating, our Main Hall retains its period features and is internationally renowned for its excellent acoustics.

Venue hire - Conway Hall

Further information on our facilities and support available from Conway Hall’s staff and partners.

Venue and room hire in central London

Our Foyer and a further suite of three additional rooms, with capacities between 8 and 35, fulfils our complement of discrete hireable, rooms and spaces.

Starlight Design is an events company dedicated to the production of any event at Conway Hall, whatever the size.

A wide range of AV equipment is available to hire – technical support for events can be arranged in advance.

Library

The largest and most comprehensive humanist research resource in the UK, our Library and archives are open to all.

Jessica Beck

In this new series of blogs, PhD student Jessica Beck sheds some light on the musical past of Conway Hall

Conway Hall’s library and archives contain a wealth of historical texts, artworks, music and other printed materials.

A reference Library open to all. Whether you’re a dedicated researcher or just curious, come and browse our shelves.

The Humanist Library and Archives has commenced the process of digitising our collections in order to share them beyond the confines of our building. Our first digital collection is called Architecture and Place and explores the history of the buildings that have or do shelter our Society, the Conway Hall Ethical Society, and the spaces which we have called home.

Experience the Library as if you were here!

You can search both our library books and archives online via our catalogue.

From the Archives allows us in the Humanist Library and Archives to share some of our wonderful items and our learning with you!

It also includes entries from the former A2R (Alternatives to Religion) blog, a collaborative project between Conway Hall and Bishopsgate Institute which sparked exploration of some of the ways people have tried to make sense of the world and live together ethically without the need for faith in a God or gods. The key themes linking this broad movement are Freethought, Ethics, Humanism, Rationalism and Secularism. Material for these entries came from the British Humanist Association, The National Secular Society and Conway Hall Ethical Society. Posts were written by archivists, Nicky Hilton and Carl Harrison.

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Ethical Record

Lecture

The Question of Iran

Posted on: Mon, 6th Mar, 2017
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
Speaker: Masoud Ahmadi
Lecture

What is Naturalism?

Posted on: Mon, 6th Mar, 2017
Lecture date: Sun, 18th Dec, 2016
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes
Speaker: Chris Street

Conway’s Journey Round the World, 1883–84: Part 2

Posted on: Fri, 10th Feb, 2017
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
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Lecture

Man-Made Climate Change – Is it Trumped Up?

Posted on: Fri, 10th Feb, 2017
Lecture date: Sun, 20th Nov, 2016
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
Speaker: Professor Piers Forster
“Blind Lady Justice”
Lecture

Transforming Justice

Posted on: Fri, 10th Feb, 2017
Lecture date: Sun, 10th Jul, 2016
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

A summary of some of the proposed reforms to our Justice system emanating from JUSTICE, the British section of the international commission of jurists and the Ministry of Justice, before dealing with two changes which have serious implications for the poor, disadvantaged, sick and disabled. ...Read More »

Speaker: Chris Purnell
Working men creating global business growth
Lecture

Worker Cooperatives: The Next System?

Posted on: Fri, 10th Feb, 2017
Lecture date: Sun, 30th Oct, 2016
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

What would happen if we had a system to replace capitalism? Bing-Pappoe discusses what would happen if cooperative enterprise were to do so – if the workers would themselves own and manage the means of production. ...Read More »

Speaker: Dr Adotey Bing-Pappoe

52. And it Got to Come Out

Posted on: Mon, 2nd Jan, 2017
Estimated reading time: 14 minutes

51. Becoming

Posted on: Fri, 30th Dec, 2016
Estimated reading time: 13 minutes

50. O’Keeffe the Artist

Posted on: Wed, 28th Dec, 2016
Estimated reading time: 14 minutes

49. Project ‘I’

Posted on: Fri, 16th Dec, 2016
Estimated reading time: 13 minutes

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