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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

October 2016
£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Penultimate Curiosity: Science, Religion and the Big Questions

Sunday 2nd October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Penultimate Curiosity

The Penultimate Curiosity sets out to answer one of the most profound questions about the development of human thought: why is it that throughout the long journey from cave painting to quantum physics what we now refer to as ‘science’ and ‘religion’ have been so closely entangled?

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Free

Sunday Assembly London presents:

Sunday Assembly – Death

Sunday 2nd October @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Sunday Assembly all about Death

Come and join us for a Sunday Assembly all about Death!

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£18

Street Wisdom presents:

Street Wisdom with David Pearl

Wednesday 5th October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Join business innovator, author and creator of Street Wisdom, David Pearl, this two-hour evening event held in collaboration with Psychologies Magazine.

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£5 - £10

Ideas Roadshow & Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – A Critical Conversation with Onora O’Neill

Thursday 6th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Onora Oneill

Join us for an intimate evening with Baroness O’Neill as she embarks on a wide-ranging discussion with Ideas Roadshow host Howard Burton on her academic career, philosophical evolution, and the vital public role for philosophy and philosophical thinking.

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£2 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Are Law Courts Biased Against Defendants?

Sunday 9th October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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In 1963, Donald Rooum was charged with carrying an offensive weapon, but the prosecuting officer made a mistake in planting the evidence, and in working to save his own skin Donald accidentally initiated the celebrated “Challenor case”, a conspiracy among police officers to discredit nonviolent demonstrators. Donald still asks, “Are Law Courts Biased Against Defendants?”

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£7 - £4

Adlerian Society UK presents:

Trauma, Connection and Recovery

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

This illustrated lecture will describe how traumatic events can shatter our sense of connection and belonging, and how enabling reconnection of mind, body and relationships is essential for recovery.

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£10

Centre of Pan African Thought presents:

Myth of the Hyper Sexual Black Man

Thursday 13th October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
pan african thought

In this debate we ask our panel to explore if black males are accustomed to hyper-sexuality and infidelity to ensure they fulfil their basic evolutionary desire to reproduce. Or is this rhetoric propaganda?

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£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Religious Education – where it’s been, what it is doing and where is it going?

Sunday 16th October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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The story of Religious Education is one inhabited by Gods and Demons. The different political and ideological camps know all too well who is and is not on their side.

John Holroyd will discuss some of the key moments in the recent history of Religious Education in Britain, and some of the current and projected causes of concern and sources of hope for this vital aspect of a child’s education.

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£20

Action for Happiness presents:

How to survive and thrive in the modern world – with Prof Tanya Byron

Tuesday 18th October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
tanya byron

Join Action for Happiness for an inspiring evening as Professor Tanya Byron explores how we can survive and thrive in the modern world.

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Free

Paul Johnson presents:

Going to Strasbourg: Book launch

Friday 21st October @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Book launch for “Going to Strasbourg: An Oral History of Sexual Orientation Discrimination and the European Convention on Human Rights”.

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£5

Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

Phil Hine – A Phallic (K)night

Monday 24th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
(c) Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

In this talk, Phil Hine examines the life of Richard Payne Knight. the key themes of “A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus” and its republication in the nineteenth century as both erotic and ethnographic text.

Phil Hine is an independent researcher and occult practitioner, he has been writing and lecturing on esoteric themes and practices for over thirty years.

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£25 - £30

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Understand Contemporary Society – Insights from the World Expert in Evolutionary Biology

Tuesday 25th October @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Understand Contemporary Society – Insights from the World Expert in Evolutionary Biology with Robert Trivers

Robert Trivers, ‘arguably today’s most original thinker in evolutionary theory’ (Richard Dawkins) joins the how to: Academy to apply the theories of evolutionary biology to some of the most complex issues of society and identity in the contemporary world.

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£20

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Susie Dent on Tribes

Sunday 30th October @ 11:20 am - 1:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
susie dent

Join Britain’s best-loved word expert for a whirlwind tour of our modern tribes, from firefighters to flight attendants.

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November 2016
£8 - £10

Istros Books & Conway Hall presents:

The Comedy of Life – With Jela Krečič and Slavoj Žižek

Tuesday 1st November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Jela Krečič

Nigel Warburton and Slavoj Zizek join Jela Krecic to discuss her new novel, ‘None Like Her’, a hapless tale of the fruitless search for a perfect partner.

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£7 - £3

Adlerian Society UK presents:

Positive Discipline in the Home, Adlerian Principles for Parents

Tuesday 8th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Joy Marchese

Recent research tells us that children are “hardwired” from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave. To be successful, contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills. Join us for an evening to discuss power struggles, sibling conflict, morning and bedtime hassles, and respectful and effective tools to replace shouting, nagging, bribing and punishment.

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£5 - £10

Ideas Roadshow & Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – A Critical Conversation with Roger Penrose

Thursday 10th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Roger Penrose

Celebrated theoretical physicist Sir Prof Roger Penrose speaks with Ideas Roadshow host Howard Burton on the current and future state of theoretical physics in keeping with his latest book, Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe.

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LGBT Humanists presents:

Peter tatchell – LGBT/Muslim solidarity – fight all hate!

Friday 11th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
PeterTatchell

The veteran campaigner and human rights activist speaks about the need for a shared unity between all oppressed groups.

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£16 - £20

London Fortean Society presents:

The Haunted Landscape: British Folklore and Ghosts

Saturday 19th November @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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As the days darken the London Fortean Society explores the folklore, ghosts and curses of the British Isles with the one-day symposium ‘The Haunted Landscape’. Authors, experts and researchers discuss ghosts, strange beasts and magic. From a talking mongoose to soul birds, moving megaliths in the landscape to witch marks in old buildings; fairy lore and ghosts.
Join us at Conway Hall to learn that the green and pleasant land we abide in has dark, strange and chilling other side.

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£11.11 - £25.84

Festival of the Spoken Nerd & Conway Hall presents:

An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail

Tuesday 29th November @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
AEOUD

The team behind Festival of the Spoken Nerd are putting on their biggest Evening of Unnecessary Detail so far; In collaboration with Conway Hall…

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December 2016
£5 - £10

Ideas Roadshow & Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – A Critical Conversation with John Elliott

Thursday 1st December @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
John Elliott

Sir John Elliott, Regius Professor Emeritus at Oxford University joins Ideas Roadshow host Howard Burton to discuss Spain, Catalan separatist movements past and present, and the life of a historian.

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Conway Memorial Lecture 2016 – Lawrence Krauss

Friday 16th December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
lawrence krauss

The Conway Memorial Lecture 2016: Lawrence Krauss – Hidden Realities: The Greatest Story Ever Told.. So Far

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February 2017
£60 - £70

Storythings presents:

The Story 2017

17th February 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
The Story

The seventh The Story conference returns to Conway Hall on Friday, February 17th, 2017.

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