Sunday Assembly Lates is back! We’ve talked about sex (baby), we’ve talked about drugs (and got a lust for life), and now we’re going to round out the unholy trinity of pop culture by talking about rock n’ roll. Zoe Cormier (who happens to be an expert on all three, having written the book Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science, published by Profile Books in 2014) is an author, journalist, science writer, broadcaster and public speaker with an academic training in zoology coupled with an upbringing in the music industry.
Ms Cormier will explain how and why humans are able to create music. Did it give us an evolutionary advantage? Why have all civilisations throughout history made music? And why don’t other animals understand music?
To demonstrate just how amazing music is, we will have a performance by WondRWomN! WondR WomN has been bubbling on the UK’s Hip Hop scene for a while, cultivating her own niche style of rap that heavily incorporates lyricism, soul, and boom bap jazzy production.
Doors will open at 7 and the Sunday Assembly Band will welcome you in with a few tunes to get you in the mood before we kick things off at 7:30. We’ll have some killer sing-alongs and a special performance by the Sunday Assembly Choir.
This event is a fundraiser for Sunday Assembly, which is a charitable organisation run entirely on donations from the community.
This event is in the Main Hall on the ground floor. For accessibility info: https://conwayhall.org.uk/about/visiting-us/
It is part of Conway Hall Ethical Society’s charitable programme and is tax-exempt.