Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall
The Penultimate Curiosity sets out to answer one of the most profound questions about the development of human thought: why is it that throughout the long journey from cave painting to quantum physics what we now refer to as ‘science’ and ‘religion’ have been so closely entangled?Find out more »
Join business innovator, author and creator of Street Wisdom, David Pearl, this two-hour evening event held in collaboration with Psychologies Magazine.Find out more »
In 1963, Donald Rooum was charged with carrying an offensive weapon, but the prosecuting officer made a mistake in planting the evidence, and in working to save his own skin Donald accidentally initiated the celebrated “Challenor case”, a conspiracy among police officers to discredit nonviolent demonstrators. Donald still asks, “Are Law Courts Biased Against Defendants?”Find out more »
This illustrated lecture will describe how traumatic events can shatter our sense of connection and belonging, and how enabling reconnection of mind, body and relationships is essential for recovery.Find out more »
The story of Religious Education is one inhabited by Gods and Demons. The different political and ideological camps know all too well who is and is not on their side.
John Holroyd will discuss some of the key moments in the recent history of Religious Education in Britain, and some of the current and projected causes of concern and sources of hope for this vital aspect of a child’s education.Find out more »
In this talk, Phil Hine examines the life of Richard Payne Knight. the key themes of “A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus” and its republication in the nineteenth century as both erotic and ethnographic text.
Phil Hine is an independent researcher and occult practitioner, he has been writing and lecturing on esoteric themes and practices for over thirty years.Find out more »
Recent research tells us that children are “hardwired” from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave. To be successful, contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills. Join us for an evening to discuss power struggles, sibling conflict, morning and bedtime hassles, and respectful and effective tools to replace shouting, nagging, bribing and punishment.Find out more »
As the days darken the London Fortean Society explores the folklore, ghosts and curses of the British Isles with the one-day symposium ‘The Haunted Landscape’. Authors, experts and researchers discuss ghosts, strange beasts and magic. From a talking mongoose to soul birds, moving megaliths in the landscape to witch marks in old buildings; fairy lore and ghosts.
Join us at Conway Hall to learn that the green and pleasant land we abide in has dark, strange and chilling other side.