Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall
An Evening with David Salle. David Salle is the leading American postmodernist painter, the shaping spirit of a movement which provocatively took the entire history of art as its raw material as well as subject matter. His works are mysteriously original, yet everything they contain has had a life elsewhere: in paintings, in advertising, in comics, in photographs, yet somehow the result is all art. To coincide with his new book – How to See: Looking, Talking and Thinking about Art– Salle will walk us through the museum without walls that is his world.Find out more »
What is a ‘good death’? For some people, it is a medically assisted death, when they feel their life is complete – something denied in the UK.
Phil Cheatle will explain the approach of the campaign group ‘My Death, My Decision’, providing much stronger protection for ‘vulnerable people’, while rejecting the restriction of assisted dying to those with a life-expectancy of 6 months or less a criterion that attracts criticism from both sides of the debate.Find out more »
Discussion Event: Jonathan Bartley (Co-Leader, Green Party), Peter Taheri (Chair, Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party) and Timothy Barnes (Conservative candidate for Bloomsbury Ward 2018).
The new leadership of the Green Party has called for a “progressive alliance” involving Labour, Greens, Plaid Cymru, the SNP and the Lib Dems to take on the Conservatives in a 2020 election. This requires progressives to put aside their differences and unite behind a common new purpose – but are they up to the challenge?
Or is the way forward in the UK best left to one of the established main parties? Can they adapt and meet the aspirations of our nation in this new era of political turmoil?Find out more »
Bi-monthly celebrations of life from Sunday Assembly London, with singing, reflection and a lecture from Social Psychologist Viren Swami about attraction.Find out more »
Sunday Assembly London will be speaking about connection and playfulness and have trained fool and cultural entrepreneur Adam Taffler speaking. He will be telling us about his experience of how playfulness crosses political & ideological divides and can serve to unite us and foster harmony, trust, community and joy when practised in everyday situations. Giving practical examples there will be an opportunity to try techniques out on the day and takeaways for the wider world.Find out more »
Conway Hall, home of the Conway Hall (nee South Place Ethical Society), one of the world’s oldest free-thought communities. Today get to see inside this hallowed building, with a guided tour taking in the Main Hall, Library and Green Room. Meeting point is by the Bee Midtown Information Kiosk outside Holborn Station, please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. The walk will last for 45 minutes.Find out more »