Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall
Donald Trump’s conduct, temperament and outrageous utterances during the presidential campaign should have ensured his rejection by the electorate. He was patently prepared to say anything to achieve office. But our speaker today, Chris Bratcher, considers he was telling it as it is on two huge policy issues; NATO and Free Trade.
Chris will explain why he considers Trump could just be a force for good.Find out more »
The Psychedelic Society has partnering with VolteFace to co-host this event on the Legal Regulation of recreational drugs. VolteFace is a policy innovation hub that explores alternatives to current public policies relating to drugs, and which also publishes drug-related content.Find out more »
“Naturalism” is the idea that there is only one world, the natural world, which follows the laws of nature and which can be investigated by scientific methods. The term “Poetic Naturalism” was introduced by theoretical physicist Sean Carroll in his 2016 book, The Big Picture. Carroll is perhaps the greatest living humanist thinker and in his book he explores humanity’s big questions including: the origin of life, meanings in life and the origin of the universe.
Chris Street will hold your hand and take you through an incredible journey of new understandings of our existence on Planet earth.Find out more »
There are scenarios that could lead to the break-up of the EU. Polls show that the EU is not very popular in many countries. Upcoming elections in several EU countries and informed opinion suggests that disintegration cannot be ruled out. It was formed in a very different era and with the emergence of globalisation and digital technologies, it is no longer fit for purpose. Its economic and social outcomes anyway leave much to be desired. Should our focus now be on creating a brand new EU rather than worrying about soft and hard versions of BREXIT?
In this unique and controversial discussion event Lucy Anderson, London Labour MEP, and Professor Keith Pilbeam, an expert in international economics, will address this huge question and others head-on. Come along and be part of it!Find out more »
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 »