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Courses and Workshops taking place at Conway Hall

January 2017
£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
Monday 16th January @ 12:00 pm - Friday 31st March @ 9:05 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

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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£75

School of the Freudian Letter presents:

Causality in Psychosis

Monday 23rd January @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 23rd January @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Penny Georgiou lectures in Lacan’s 1946 paper ‘A Presentation on Psychical Causality’.

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February 2017

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

a school of thought: thinking & language

Wednesday 1st February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 1st February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Take part in a series of six interactive, collaborative workshops using a think-share-explore approach. These Wednesday-evening workshops will encourage you to think, read, discuss and relate to different topics around the links between thinking and language.

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London’s Agitators and Protesters for Equality 1880s-1980s

Thursday 2nd February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 2nd February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
london-agitators

This course will provide information and tell stories from from a selection of these struggles that took place over a 100 year period from the 1880s to the 1980s – from the struggles of women making matches in the Bryant and May factory to the mass protests against apartheid outside South Africa Houses. It will attempt to illuminate how these struggles began, what they were trying to achieve, how they recruited supporters and activists and what they did.

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£5

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Children’s Workshop with Catriona McDermid (bassoon)

Sunday 12th February @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday 12th February @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Particularly suitable for those aged 5-10. Contact us if you are bringing a young person outside this range and we will do our best to accommodate them!

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£4 - £7

Adlerian Society UK presents:

Why are some of us so effective at creating anxiety and stress? Pt 2

Tuesday 14th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 14th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Camilla Ghazala

Camilla Ghazala explores how Individual Psychology offers a practical prevention and treatment model for anxiety disorders.

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£20 - £25

Life Rocks presents:

Eat More Pie

Thursday 16th February @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 16th February @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
baked pies

Imagine if you were told that you can have your pie and eat it too. How would you respond? – A workshop from Debbie Smith and Gail Gibson.

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£10 - £20

Friday Club presents:

Friday Club

Friday 17th February @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 17th February @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Friday Club

Friday Club meets on or around the last Friday of the month. The goal is to help you to work on whatever it is that makes you nervous about what lies ahead. We want to help you re-frame how you feel so that you can approach whatever it is that is making you fearful with curiosity, playfulness, and interest, and, with the help of the group, enjoy the thing that part of you wishes you could avoid!

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£2 - £40

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Testing Ground – a Dance Theatre Performance Workshop

Monday 20th February @ 7:00 pm - Monday 13th March @ 9:00 pm
Monday 20th February @ 7:00 pm - Monday 13th March @ 9:00 pm

Be inspired into performance making with a group of creative people responding to the many ideas resonating throughout the fabric of Conway Hall, the home of innovative thinking and culture creation throughout the Modern era, in this 4 week dance theatre project, which will culminate in a public performance on the evening of Monday March 13th in the Main Hall.

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Free

Mencap presents:

Mencap’s Planning for the Future Seminar

Friday 24th February @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friday 24th February @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Mencap

Mencap will be hosting a FREE Planning for the Future seminar to provide information on how families and carers can ensure that someone with a learning disability is provided for financially when they are no longer around, by making a suitable will or setting up a trust.

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£75 - £125

Expanding Circles presents:

Life by Design – Discover your Purpose and Make it Happen

Saturday 25th February @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 25th February @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
expanding circles

Life by Design is a one-day seminar that will take you on a journey to discover or reconnect with your life purpose and help you create a plan on how to make it happen. If you are like most people, you are probably running on ‘auto-pilot’ and have very little time to think of your long-terms goals, the direction that you are going and the other opportunities that you can create for yourself.

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£80 - £140

presents:

Portrait Photography: Theory, Process & Practice

Saturday 25th February @ 10:00 am - Saturday 4th March @ 5:00 pm
Saturday 25th February @ 10:00 am - Saturday 4th March @ 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

In this hands on two day workshop with Grace Gelder and Lorna Robertson you will produce a collection of photographs and develop and/or deepen an understanding of your artistic practice. Through practical exercises and homework, we will experiment with some of the key concepts of portrait photography including performance, self-portraiture and the dynamics of the photoshoot.

This course takes place at 10am – 5pm on 25th February and 4th March 2017 with an exhibition at Conway Hall in April 2017 (date TBC).

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March 2017
£10 - £25

The Conway Collective presents:

Making Monologues

Saturday 11th March @ 11:00 am - Saturday 25th March @ 2:00 pm
Saturday 11th March @ 11:00 am - Saturday 25th March @ 2:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

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.

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£5

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Children’s Workshop with Manus Noble (guitar)

Sunday 12th March @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday 12th March @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Particularly suitable for those aged 5-10. Contact us if you are bringing a young person outside this range and we will do our best to accommodate them!

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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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April 2017
£5

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Children’s Workshop with Alena Lugovkina (flute)

Sunday 9th April @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday 9th April @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Particularly suitable for those aged 5-10. Contact us if you are bringing a young person outside this range and we will do our best to accommodate them!

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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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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Art and Phenomenology

Monday 24th April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 24th April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
London School of Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of the complexity of everyday life. Art too can be understood as grappling with the same problems. Using Western Philosophers from Immanuel Kant to Hubert Dreyfus, as well as some philosophers of the Eastern tradition, including Kakuzo and El-Bizri, we’ll examine the overlap between art and philosophy.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Problems in Philosophy: a discussion class

Monday 24th April @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 24th April @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
London School of Philosophy

In what circumstances would you save the lives of five people by letting one person die? How free are you? Are you the same person you were twenty years ago? In any case, who on earth are you? This course will consist of debating these and other philosophical questions and thought experiments.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Pragmatism

Monday 24th April @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 24th April @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
London School of Philosophy

Pragmatism is the uniquely American contribution to the history of philosophy. Its origins are strongly humanistic, and we first discuss the way in which this is developed in the work of C.S. Peirce, William James and John Dewey.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Philosophers of Otherness 2: Girard, Ricoeur, Derrida

Monday 24th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 24th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
London School of Philosophy

We will explore the ideas of three contemporary thinkers who argue that the character of our existence is truly defined by our stance towards others. We will focus on: Violence and the Sacred (1972) by Rene Girard; The Conflict of Interpretations(1969) by Paul Ricoeur; and Of Grammatology (1967) by Jacques Derrida.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Philosophy of Science

Tuesday 25th April @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 25th April @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
London School of Philosophy

What is science? What is the relationship between philosophy and science? What does it mean that there are many competing different models of scientific explanation? How do new concepts, such as “emergence”, “complexity” and “chaos”, change the nature of scientific and philosophical discourse?

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£90 -£120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics

Tuesday 25th April @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 25th April @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
London School of Philosophy

Are we genuinely capable of non-egoistic, altruistic action? What are our responsibilities to future generations? What claim do starving populations have on us? When, if at all, is torture justified? Is free speech an unconditional right? Is whistleblowing an act of greater corporate loyalty? Is lying worse than other forms of intentional deception? Should euthanasia be legalised in the UK? When is it legitimate, or required, to challenge authority?

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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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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Explaining Human Behaviour

Tuesday 25th April @ 11:00 pm
Tuesday 25th April @ 11:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
London School of Philosophy

Why did the chicken cross the road? This course will introduce several different approaches to explaining human behaviour, including philosophy, genetics, evolutionary biology and neuroscience. We will critically discuss their usefulness and apply them to examples of behaviour such as aggressive, competitive and sexual behaviours.

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