Courses and Workshops taking place at Conway Hall
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Mary-Rose will talk about addictions treatment of drug and alcohol addicted prisoners, sharing the way she works and the techniques she find most helpful in encouraging clients to lead a life free of crime and mind/mood-altering substances.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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?Find out more »
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?Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
This 8 week course will look at some remarkable people and movements who spoke up and campaigned for progressive ideas and social change in London from the 1790s-1940s. It will tell their individual and collective stories, explore how they popularised their ideas, and influenced each other, visit sites of protest, and consider their lasting achievements.Find out more »