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June 2017
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Conway Hall presents:

In Search of Paul Robeson

Tuesday 27th June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
In Search of Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson was a modern renaissance man: lawyer, linguist, actor, professional athlete, civil rights activist and one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson became an international superstar before his socialist political convictions brought him undone in the Mccarthy era.

Author Jeff Sparrow tells Robeson’s story and explores his relevance to contemporary political movements in a new book: No Way But This. He will be in conversation with journalist Ellie Mae O’Hagan.

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GlobalNet21 & Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The End of Politics?

Thursday 29th June @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

This meeting will discuss how we might do politics better so as to engage some of the big issues of our time and make a difference. This meeting will be held jointly by GlobalNet21 and the Conway Hall Ethical Society.

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July 2017
£3 - £2
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Putin in Perspective

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

John Edwards will attempt a penetrating analysis of this bold, enigmatic leader of a world super-power. Does he have expansionist ambitions or is he just responding to provocations driven by the USA? How should we respond and interact with the “Bear”? Is the development by the EU of strong trading relations with Russia an important new step?

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Free
Sunday Assembly London presents:

Saying Yes To Life

Sunday 2nd July @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Saying Yes To Life Sunday Assembly

We are being joined by Yes Tribe founder, Dave Cornthwaite for a Sunday Assembly to get you in the mood for summer!

Since quitting a job as a terrible graphic designer (his words, not ours!) in 2005, Dave has developed a successful career based around his passions. He’s an expert in adventure, non-motorised travel, audacity and creating work that you love. 

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£3 - £2
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us

Sunday 2nd July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Selfie

Author and journalist, Will Storr, takes us on a journey of self-obsession; from the shores of Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of narcissism and the selfie generation, and right up to the era of hyper-individualistic neoliberalism in which we live now.

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£25 - £35
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how to: Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy. With Tim Harford

Wednesday 5th July @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
how to- Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy. With Tim Harford

A major talk by Tim Harford the best selling author of the Undercover Economist, whose TED talks have been watched nearly 4 million times.

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£3 - £2
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Art for Our Sake

Sunday 9th July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

In this three-headed conversation, between a philosophical art historian and two practising artists, they set out to redefine “Art” in the twenty-first century, and to show it as a force that flows across the philosophical, the personal and the political.

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£25 - £15
5×15 presents:

Lawrence Krauss in conversation with Jim Al-Khalili

Monday 10th July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Lawrence Krauss

Join us for an evening with internationally renowned theoretical physicist, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss, as he celebrates the release of his much anticipated book The Greatest Story Ever Told…So Far.

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Outskirts – Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt

Monday 10th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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John Grindrod tells of the vision behind green-belts, their creation, and discusses the fiery emotions they stir up and tells a story of growing up there, recounted in his poignant social history Outskirts.

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Free
Sunday Assembly London presents:

Feeling Like A Fraud: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Sunday 16th July @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Feeling Like A Fraud

Imposter Syndrome and feeling like a fraud are such common things, whether in education, at work or in our friendships and communities.

We are being joined by Award Winning Coach, Speaker and Author, Jenny Garrett for an interactive talk. She will introduce us to the concept of imposter syndrome and look at what it really means.

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£2 - £3
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Unlocking a Better World

Sunday 16th July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Partake in a stimulating discussion as environmentalist and global thinker Richard Priestley shares his insights into the key areas that need to be addressed to enable human beings to harmoniously co-habit our planet as we progress towards the 22nd century.

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£8
London Fortean Society presents:

The Cottingley Fairies: 100 Years of the Fairy Photographs.

Tuesday 18th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Cottingley Fairies Fortean

London Fortean Society, in partnership with Conway Hall, present a night marking the centenary of the Cottingley Fairies case.

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£5 
London Fortean Society presents:

Conspiracy Theories are for Losers

Thursday 20th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Professor Joesph Uscinski will show that conspiracy theories follow a strategic logic: they are tools used by the powerless to attack and defend against the powerful. Conspiracy theories must conform to this logic, or they will not be successful. In this way, conspiracy theories are for losers.

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August 2017
Free
Sunday Assembly London presents:

Start Up Or Start Down?

Sunday 6th August @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Start up or start down

Richard Ashcroft, Professor of Bioethics in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, where he teaches medical law, bioethics, and human rights is going to talk about “disruptive innovation. Sunday Assembly London is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. Please support us if you can to keep it free for those who can’t.

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September 2017
£5
London Fortean Society presents:

Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past

Wednesday 13th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

John Higgs on Watling Street. A road of witches and ghosts, of queens and highwaymen, of history and myth, of Chaucer, Dickens and James Bond. Along this route Boudicca met her end, the Battle of Bosworth changed royal history, Bletchley Park code breakers cracked Nazi transmissions and Capability Brown remodelled the English landscape.

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