Completing the sentence “When women gather…”, this exhibition of work by photographer Grace Gelder, curated with Marianne Mulvey, draws upon different definitions of gathering – from assembling for a specific purpose, to collecting from disparate sources.
Blasphemy, the Individual and the State: From Historical Flashpoint to Contemporary Grievance | Wednesday 21st November
Prof David Nash traces the long battle to abolish the Blasphemy Laws in England, from the seventeenth century to their abolition in 2008 and how the concept of blasphemy affects us all today.
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.
Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of adventure and climbing films from some of the world’s best adventure filmmakers.
Karen Douglas will discuss why conspiracy theories are popular, who is more likely to believe them (and why), and what some of the potential consequences of conspiracy theories are for politics, health, and the environment.
Having recently celebrated their 30th anniversary, the New Zealand String Quartet has since played all over the world to great acclaim. The quartet will perform an all-Beethoven programme, charting the journey of his string quartets through three different periods. Free entry for those aged 8-25 courtesy of CAVATINA.
Out-of-the-Box Thinking: Debate – This House Believes That Exams have had Their Day | Monday 26th November
The seventh 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.
Annie Besant and the Liberal, Radical, Socialist and Feminist Opposition to Birth Control in the 19th Century | Wednesday 28th November
The story of birth control is usually told as one of almost linear progress against blinkered bigotry. Deborah Lavin reveals how opposition to contraception may have been blinkered and bigoted, but it was also often liberal, radical, socialist and feminist.
Join LGBT Humanists for their November event, where they’ll be joined by tireless human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who will be discussing his campaign for an alternative to marriage and civil partnerships.
Explore developments in Integrative Medicine (IM) from forward-thinking countries that are spearheading the change in cancer treatment, as well as sharing exciting developments which are taking place in the UK.
This event is part of When women gather … a public programme of events connected to Grace Gelder’s photography exhibition at Conway Hall which has been curated with Marianne Mulvey. The exhibition runs from November 9th to January 31st.