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February 2017
Free

Istro Books, Peter Owen & Conway Hall presents:

Conway Hall Book Club

Friday 24th February @ 6:00 pm - Friday 28th July @ 7:30 pm
Friday 24th February @ 6:00 pm - Friday 28th July @ 7:30 pm

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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£5

Camden LGBT Forum presents:

Queeropolis

Saturday 25th February @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 25th February @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Sonia

Citizens of Queeropolis lend me your dancing shoes! Lana Pillay (Star of Eat the Rich and the Comic Strip presents) requests your presence for a showcase of top entertainers.

Featuring headliner and 80s chart topper SONIA. With special guest Mary Portas. Entertainment from David Ryder Prangley, The Beyonce Experience, UK LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson and more.

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£2 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Stepping into Britain: the early human occupation of Europe

Sunday 26th February @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 26th February @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Jansson Map of Europe in Antiquity

Nick Ashton speaks on recent fieldwork on the coast of East Anglia and how it has pushed back the evidence of humans in northern Europe to almost a million years ago. The talk will discuss the new evidence from Happisburgh in Norfolk, including the rich fauna, flora, stone tools and the remarkable survival of footprints.

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March 2017
£2 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

One Nation, Under Trump?

Sunday 5th March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 5th March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
American Flag in front of The White House in Washington D.C. Background out of focus. Photomontage.

Professor Sarah Churchwell, America-born and educated offers some thoughts on Trumps administration, reflecting on some of the issues arising from such unprecedented and disturbing times.

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£2 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

How Should the West Handle North Korea? 

Sunday 12th March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 12th March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Map of North Korea. Selective Focus.

North Korea is probably the most isolated country on the planet. So what’s it really like there? Leader Kim Jong Un has recently successfully tested nuclear weapons and made clear he is very willing to use them if the United States does not back away from his interests on the Korean peninsular. At the same time, new US President Trump has not sounded terribly diplomatic. So how should the West handle North Korea?

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£3 - £2

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

East West Street: Genocide in WWII

Sunday 19th March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 19th March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
East West Street

A uniquely personal exploration from Philippe Sands QC, of the origin of ‘crimes against humanity’ in international law, centring on the Nuremberg trials of 1945-49.

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£99 - £249

Wise Old Uncle Ltd presents:

Silicon Beached 2017

Wednesday 22nd March @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 22nd March @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Silicon Beached

Ten of the World’s most highly respected thinkers, creators and doers; all of them innovators, will convene in London for one day only to explore themes of digital innovation and its ongoing impact on advertising, design and media.

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£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
Saturday 25th March @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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.

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£4 - £8

Choirs On Fire presents:

Choirs on Fire

Tuesday 28th March @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday 28th March @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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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April 2017
£3 - £2

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Mensheviks and Bolsheviks 1917 – 1923

Sunday 2nd April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 2nd April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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.

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Free

Ubele Initiative presents:

Paths to University Success

Saturday 8th April @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8th April @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
university

Leading Routes’ Paths to University Success: a workshop for parents and carers is a pioneering worshop, established to address the issues faced by African Caribbean students and graduates, with a particular focus on supporting ambitious young people into competitive universities and professions.

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£10

Centre of Pan African Thought presents:

How to build a personal economy

Tuesday 11th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Lavinia D Osborne

In this workshop, our financial mastery coach Lavinia D Osbourne will help us to develop the foundational mindset and techniques for creating your own personal economy.

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£10

Centre of Pan African Thought presents:

How to find a Life Partner

Tuesday 25th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 25th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
How to find a Life Partner

In this workshop, our relationship healer Maeve Crawford will help us to understand the science and process of choosing a life partner. Through awareness, self-reflection and conversation, this interactive workshop will empower men and women to be clear about what they’re are looking for. Then equip you with tools and strategies to find the person that is right for you – right meaning someone who is aligned with your values and vision.

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May 2017
£2 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Morality as Cooperation: How Evolution Explains Ethics

Sunday 14th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 14th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
A sign that says "Doing The Right Thing."

What is morality and where does it come from? With Dr Oliver Scott Curry.

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June 2017
£20 - £25

Urban Curiosity presents:

Urban Curiosity Walkshop: Bloomsbury

Friday 9th June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 9th June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Holborn Station, Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AA United Kingdom
Urban Curiosity

On your Bloomsbury Urban Curiosity Walkshop you will reclaim time and headspace for creativity.

Best of all?

You will leave inspired by London’s literary locale and be armed with practical tips to reframe your digital life and cultivate every day curiosity.

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