Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall
Nick Ashton speaks on recent fieldwork on the coast of East Anglia and how it has pushed back the evidence of humans in northern Europe to almost a million years ago. The talk will discuss the new evidence from Happisburgh in Norfolk, including the rich fauna, flora, stone tools and the remarkable survival of footprints.Find out more »
Over 8 million people in the UK suffer from anxiety disorders, with women and the under 35s most affected. It’s widely acknowledged that we are in the midst of an anxiety epidemic and women, their loved ones, and the NHS are all struggling to cope.
Join 5×15 in their quest to understand more as we team up with The Pool to host an evening exploring anxiety and women.Find out more »
North Korea is probably the most isolated country on the planet. So what’s it really like there? Leader Kim Jong Un has recently successfully tested nuclear weapons and made clear he is very willing to use them if the United States does not back away from his interests on the Korean peninsular. At the same time, new US President Trump has not sounded terribly diplomatic. So how should the West handle North Korea?Find out more »
A presentation by Margaret Wadsley will interlink the holistic nature of the Adlerian approach with practical ways to engage breath and movement practice to enhance counselling.Find out more »
On Saturday 25 March 2017, Conway Hall – the oldest surviving freethought society in the world – will play host to the AHS Convention 2017, for a fun-filled day of fascinating talks, in-depth discussion, brilliant comedy, and entertainment.
The AHS Convention is the standout event each year for atheist, humanist, and secular students across the UK – and 2017 is no different. Be sure to buy your ticket now. In the past we’ve heard from speakers such as AronRa, A C Grayling, Shappi Khorsandi, and many more at our events, and we have a great line-up for 2017.Find out more »
The 1st of April is the traditional day for hoaxing and japes but deception and deceit riddles everyday communication. From hoax hip-hop stars and haunted houses to military deception and fake news: join the London Fortean Society and Conway Hall Ethical Society for a day of unreal things. Those are charming, others are terrifying.Find out more »
Why did the Russian revolution turn out the way it did? How did Russian revolutionaries themselves perceive their revolution? What were the alternative visions of revolution, socialism and the future of the Russian empire propounded in 1917? This talk focuses on the Menshevik wing of Russian social-democracy – the losing faction in 1917 – and explores how their preconceived schemas of revolution locked them into a political course which proved disastrous.Find out more »
Join us at Conway Hall for An Afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson to hear all about her brand new book, Wave Me Goodbye, which is set at the beginning of WWII. Jacqueline will also talk about her life, how she has become one of the best-selling authors of recent years and about a host of her well known characters such as Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker.Find out more »