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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

March 2017
£10 - £30

The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies presents:

The Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Students Convention 2017

Saturday 25th March @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 25th March @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
The Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Students Convention 2017

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.

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£3 - £2

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Our Survey Says…

Sunday 26th March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 26th March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Our Survey Says

Katie Harrison, of the newly formed Faith Research Centre at ComRes, will take us through an interactive session to explore how to ask good questions to explore links between beliefs and behaviours. 

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£12 - £8

Canbury Press & Conway Hall presents:

Stand up for EU nationals in Britain

Wednesday 29th March @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 29th March @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Brexit night

Canbury Press and Conway Hall are pleased to present…

Stand up for EU nationals in Britain with Comedians Shazia Mirza, Sindhu Vee and Grainne Maguire, and Ian Dunt, author of Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?

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April 2017
£20

London Fortean Society presents:

Deception Day: Hoaxes, Lies and Fake News

Saturday 1st April @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 1st April @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Orion Deception Day 1 April Conway

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.

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£3 - £2

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Mensheviks and Bolsheviks 1917 – 1923

Sunday 2nd April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 2nd April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Fist with seals in stencil look over aged paper, with ribbon .

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.

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Free

Sunday Assembly London presents:

Urban Exploration

Sunday 2nd April @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Sunday 2nd April @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Urban Exploration

We’re curling our toes in excitement for hearing National Geographic Emerging Explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison come and speak at Sunday Assembly London! He’s using films, books, websites, and walks to take geography far beyond memorising dots on a map, challenging children and adults to experience every aspect of the world around them in a more meaningful way.

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£7 - £4

Adlerian Society UK presents:

Addiction Treatment using Adlerian Principles: Finding Courage and Hope in a Discouraging Environment

Tuesday 11th April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11th April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Prison_cell_block

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.

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Free

Sunday Assembly London presents:

Overcoming Adversity

Sunday 16th April @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Sunday 16th April @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
overcoming adversity

Our speaker this week is going to show us how to celebrate life like never before. Aled Griffiths was born in 2003 with a rare medical condition called Vacterl Association. At the age of 8 he started doing presentations about his condition, mainly to medical staff and families affected by the same condition and then far and beyond.

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£20

Action for Happiness presents:

Compassion – with Professor Paul Gilbert

Tuesday 18th April @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 18th April @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Professor Paul Gilbert

Join Action for Happiness for an inspiring evening to explore the science of compassion and how we can put this into practice to create happier lives – for ourselves and others around us.

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Free
£3 - £2

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The End of Politics

Sunday 23rd April @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday 23rd April @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
end of politics

Ian Dunt takes a very timely look at how Westminster parties became such damaged goods and if they’ll ever be able to repair themselves.

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Free

Instituto Cervantes presents:

“Wolf Moon”: the Spanish Civil War and Resistance as Literary Inspiration

Wednesday 26th April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 26th April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
woolf moon

“Wolf Moon”: the Spanish Civil War and Resistance as Literary Inspiration with Dr. Gareth Wood

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£8 - £15

Conatus News presents:

Defending Progressivism

Saturday 29th April @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 29th April @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Defending Progressivism

Defending Progressivism is an unprecedented day-long conference focussing on defending social-progressivism.

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May 2017
£15 - £20

Boring Conference presents:

Boring VII

Saturday 6th May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 6th May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Boring VII

The Boring Conference is a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked – subjects often considered trivial and pointless, but when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating.

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£3 - £2

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Beating the hell out of Fake News

Sunday 7th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 7th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
fake news

What is “fake news”? Are we really living in a “post-truth” society? Dr Sander van der Linden, who has recently attracted great media interest in his approach to responding to this hugely concerning phenomenon, will discuss how false memes can spread from one mind to another and explore the latest research on whether it is possible, amazingly, to develop a psychological “vaccine” against fake news.

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£12.50 - £10

British Humanist Association presents:

The Voltaire Lecture 2017, with Nick Cohen

Monday 8th May @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8th May @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Nick Cohen

The Voltaire Lecture 2017, with Nick Cohen

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£20 - £18

The School of Life presents:

John Gray on Mars and Venus

Sunday 14th May @ 10:40 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday 14th May @ 10:40 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
John Gray

Explore the dynamics of contemporary relationships as the author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus moves beyond his old model to meet the modern world.

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£2 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Morality as Cooperation: How Evolution Explains Ethics

Sunday 14th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 14th May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
A sign that says "Doing The Right Thing."

What is morality and where does it come from? With Dr Oliver Scott Curry.

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£25 - £30

how to: Academy presents:

President Trump: 100 days Debate

Tuesday 16th May @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Tuesday 16th May @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Donald Trump

how to: Academy presents – James Rubin & Jonathan Freedland in debate with Melanie Phillips & James Delingpole. Moderated by Emily Maitlis.

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£5

London Fortean Society presents:

The Green Children of Woolpit

Tuesday 16th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 16th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
fortean green children woolpit

One summer in the 12th century harvesters in the fields of the Suffolk village of Woolpit were amazed when two children suddenly appeared, as if out of the ground. Their skin was green, and they spoke an unintelligible language. Later, when they had learnt enough English to communicate, they said they came from a land called St Martin’s Land, where the sun never shone.

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£5 - £8

Newham Bookshop with Conway Hall presents:

An Afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson

Saturday 27th May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 27th May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
An Afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson

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.

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June 2017
£20 - £25

Urban Curiosity presents:

Urban Curiosity Walkshop: Bloomsbury

Friday 9th June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 9th June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Holborn Station, Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AA United Kingdom
Urban Curiosity

On your Bloomsbury Urban Curiosity Walkshop you will reclaim time and headspace for creativity.

Best of all?

You will leave inspired by London’s literary locale and be armed with practical tips to reframe your digital life and cultivate every day curiosity.

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July 2017
£30

The School of Life presents:

HEROES: Jimmy Wales interviews Stewart Lee

Wednesday 5th July @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5th July @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Stewart Lee

Join us for a unique meeting of minds. Wikipedia founder and tech pioneer Jimmy Wales meets his hero: BAFTA winning comedian Stewart Lee.

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