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January 2018
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Philosophy Now presents:

4th Philosophy Now Festival

Saturday 20th January @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Philosophy Now Festival

The Philosophy Now Festival is a family friendly day of thought-provoking talks, debates, and phil-osophical games. There are even philosophy workshops for children and teenagers. The Festival includes contributions from more than a dozen London-based philosophy clubs and organisations.

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Free • £2 • £3
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Thinking on Sunday: Is Physicalism the correct world view?

Sunday 21st January @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Physicalism debate - radio telescope

Ian Buxton and Raymond Tallis debate Physicalism: the thesis that nothing other than physical laws are needed to account for everything in the universe and that all physical laws can be discovered by scientific means.

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Free
GlobalNet21 & Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Future Democracy: Alternative Models Of Democracy

Monday 22nd January @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Join us for the first in a new series of vibrant meetings at Conway Hall where we look at the gross inadequacies of our democratic system and consider possible alternatives to create a better democracy for us all.

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£25 - £40
how to: Academy presents:

how to: The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions.

Wednesday 24th January @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions. With Johann Hari.

The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions. With Johann Hari.

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£6 - £10
Conor Gearty presents:

Is The Era Of Universal Human Rights Coming To An End?

Saturday 27th January @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
corin redgrave memorial lecture

CORIN REDGRAVE MEMORIAL LECTURE 2018 

Is The Era Of Universal Human Rights Coming To An End?

Given by Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE

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Free • £2 • £3
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Thinking on Sunday: Is The Universe a Simulation?

Sunday 28th January @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Is the Universe a simulation?

This talk from Bill Turner will explain in an easy to understand way “The Simulation Argument’ by Nick Bostrom (Oxford University) which is an argument to say that we are probably living in a computer simulation.

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£16 • £20
Guardian Live presents:

Ten years on: The aftermath of the global financial crisis

Tuesday 30th January @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Ten years on: The aftermath of the global financial crisis

Join Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott for a discussion of the aftermath of the financial crisis and the age of austerity. Panellists include economist Ann Pettifor, with more speakers to be announced.

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£5
London Fortean Society presents:

Rendlesham — Deconstructing a Myth

Tuesday 30th January @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Rendlesham - Ian Ridpath

Here, skeptical investigator Ian Ridpath looks at the main points of the case of Rendlesham Forest now often described as the “British Roswell”.

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February 2018
£10 • £15
Conway Hall & Stuart Hall Foundation presents:

The First Stuart Hall Public Conversation

Saturday 3rd February @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall Foundation invites you to the First Stuart Hall Public Conversation, an afternoon of stimulating talks, readings and performances focusing on the profound political and economic changes taking place in different parts of the globe and the forms of popular resistance to those changes. The afternoon will start with award-winning…

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£5
Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

Magic as Treason

Tuesday 6th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Magic as a Political Crime Fortean Conway

Francis Young examines the phenomenon of magic as a form of treason in England and Scotland between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as the ways in which belief in the political power of magic echoes down to the present day.

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£7 • £4
Adlerian Society UK presents:

Positive Psychology and Life Coaching: their potential relationship to the Adlerian Model?

Wednesday 7th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Viv Louizous and John Graves

Viv Louizous and John Graves will consider some of the perceived similarities and differences between the two practices and possible ways of integrating them. They will examine the foundation of life coaching in Positive Psychology and its relationship to the Adlerian model.

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£30
The School of Life presents:

Life Lessons from Ruby Wax

Monday 12th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Ruby Wax

Returning to The School of Life after multiple sold-out events, join Ruby Wax for a light-hearted and consoling look at the quirks and compulsions that make us entirely, forgivably human.

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£10
The Great Debate presents:

What is the lasting legacy of the Balfour Declaration in the Middle East?

Wednesday 14th February @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Balfour Declaration debate

With political tensions in the Middle East at an all time high, the two state solution offered by the international community looks as far away as ever. Join our distinguished panellists in exploring the imprint left by the Balfour Declaration and the direction needed to achieve peace.

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Free
Stop The War Coalition presents:

Why We Need An Anti-War Government

Thursday 15th February @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Stop The War - Why we need an anti-war government

On the 15th anniversary of the largest demonstrations Britain has ever seen, against the impending Iraq War, Stop the War is hosting a public meeting to make the case for an anti-war government.

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£75 - £100
Storythings presents:

The Story 2018

Friday 16th February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
The Story 2018

The eight The Story conference will be on Friday, February 16th, 2018. Last year’s event was full of creative, diverse, inspirational speakers, including Inua Ellams, David Conn, Lara Pawson, Kate Clanchy, Nikesh Shukla, Victoria Mapplebeck and Ewen Spencer.

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