Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall
Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw, an uneasy and rather distant relationship: a talk by Eleanor Fitzsimons, author of Wilde’s WomenFind out more »
Join the London Fortean Society for a two-and-a-half-hour ghost walk. You will hear of alleged haunted pubs and tube stations, Oliver Cromwell’s undead walk, the ghosts of Senate House, an angry table, a malevolent Egyptian mummy, a doppelgänger in Lincolns Inn, the curse of the forty steps in Bloomsbury and much more.Find out more »
Dr Adotey Bing-Pappoe will argue that there are important advances in technology that are making a cooperative and sharing economy easier to achieve. There is also a growing awareness of the potential of cooperatives as a way of economic organising, and a rising tide of cooperative formation around the world (USA, UK, Greece, Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay and India). However, the world is not moving effortlessly towards a cooperative commonwealth. A cooperative outcome is only likely to be achieved if it is struggled for.Find out more »
Gona Saed was forced to flee Iraqi – Kurdistan in 1998 because of her active involvement in campaigning for human and women’s rights. She has lived in the UK since then and is currently Project Development Manager of the Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation, a UK Charity based in London. She co-founded several organisations including the Independent Women Organisation in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1993, and the Kurdistan Secular centre in 2015, which will be the main the focus of her talk.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 »
Join 5×15 as Professor Jim Al-Khalili considers aliens, alongside four other curious minds who have all contributed to his new book on the topic. If you’ve ever looked up into the starry sky and wondered ‘are we alone?’ then this event might just be for you.
Featuring: Dallas Campbell, Adam Rutherford, Lewis Dartnell & Louisa PrestonFind 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.