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August 2017
Free
Sunday Assembly London presents:

WTF! (What The Fly?)

Sunday 20th August @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Sunday Assembly: What The Fly?

Why do researchers work with fruit flies? Can they teach us anything? Why should we care? In all, WTF? (What The Fly?)… Colin McClure will explain.

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September 2017
Free
Charlie Kiss presents:

‘A New Man’ Book Signing Party

Friday 1st September @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
A New Man - Charlie Kiss

A discussion about the book ‘A New Man’ on: punk, lesbian feminism, Greenham Common, prison, mania, being sectioned and on being a trans-man. You can also put your questions to the author Charlie Kiss.

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Free
Sunday Assembly London presents:

Too Sensitive For Science?

Sunday 3rd September @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
TOO SENSITIVE FOR SCIENCE?

Emily Grossman will be talking about the need to get rid of the super outdated stereotype that all scientists are cold, unemotional…and male.
And if that’s not enough, we’ll be singing our hearts out, hearing stories from members of the community, drinking a vat of tea/coffee and eating a heck of a lot of biscuits afterwards too.

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£5
London Fortean Society presents:

My Life with the Alpine Time Travellers

Monday 4th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Alpine Time Travellers

Damanhur, a 600-strong community, had built the world’s most extraordinary piece of outsider art: an underground temple the size of St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the great architectural wonders of the modern world. What links this extraordinary community with the jazz musician Sun Ra? David Bramwell will answer that and other questions at this talk…

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£20
Action for Happiness presents:

Secrets of the World’s Happiest People

Wednesday 6th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Join us for an inspiring evening with Danish happiness expert Meik Wiking as he takes us on a worldwide treasure hunt to unlock the doors to inner happiness and fulfilment.

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£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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£25 - £40
London Web Standards presents:

State of the Browser 6

Saturday 16th September @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
State of the Browser 6

We are proud to announce State of the Browser 6 at Conway Hall on Saturday 16 September.

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Free
Sunday Assembly London presents:

How Racist Is The UK?

Sunday 17th September @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
how racist is the uk?

We are being joined by Camille Barton, who will explore the idea that racism is worst in countries such as the USA. She will speak about how this may also be a source of apathy and confusion when navigating these issues in a UK context. This talk will explore strategies to dismantle racism with a compassionate approach, utilising examples from Camille’s time living and engaging in social justice work in the USA and the UK. 

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October 2017
Sunday Assembly London presents:

Gendered Intelligence

Sunday 1st October @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Sunday Assembly, Gendered Intelligence

What is gender? How do you know someone’s gender? What about those who feel or express their gender in ways that go against social norms? Who are trans people? And what does it mean to value and celebrate gender diversity in our society? These are the questions Dr Jay Stewart, CEO and co-founder of Gendered Intelligence, will pose.

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£12 - £7
The Martin Ryle Trust and Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Business Plan for Peace: Making Possible a World Without War

Monday 2nd October @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Scilla Elworthy

Renowned peace expert Dr Scilla Elworthy will draw on research for her latest book to offer insights into the forces driving conflict and how these can be countered. She will present a costed business case for peace and suggestions for how everyone can help work towards it.

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£5
New Lands presents:

Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers of Epping Forest

Monday 2nd October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Strange Labyrinth large cover

Will Ashon, author of Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London’s Great Forest will be at Conway Hall to discuss his journey out in to the edges of London. 

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£20
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Creating a happier world – with Jeffrey Sachs

Thursday 5th October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Join Action for Happiness for an inspiring evening with Jeffrey Sachs as he explores the causes of happiness and unhappiness in modern Western culture and shares his vision for a better culture and a happier world.

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£25 - £40
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An Evening with Chris Bonington. A Life on the Edge

Monday 16th October @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

When Sir Chris Bonington started climbing, none of the 14 peaks that rise into the ‘death zone’ above 8000 metres had been conquered. In a career spanning six decades he has learnt what it takes to conquer fear, develop the skills to attempt the world’s most difficult peaks and adapt to its most uninhabitable places.

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£95 - £195
sounddelivery presents:

Being the Story

Friday 20th October @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Being the Story

 Being the Story is a one-day immersive storytelling event featuring the powerful stories of inspirational individuals

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£10 - £15
London Black Atheists presents:

A Night with James Baldwin

Saturday 28th October @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

The Astonishing Legacy of a Legendary Black Atheist and Civil Rights Activist with speaker Dr Michelle Asantewa.

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