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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

September 2018

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and are issuing full refunds. This has not affected the last two talks in Prostitution, Pimping and Trafficking series, which you can still purchase tickets for.

Next year’s conference, The Playing Human, is taking shape and will take place on 27-28 September 2018.

Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas present an eye-opening study which offers a sobering overview of corrupted professional politics, while providing fertile intellectual ground for the development of new solutions for protecting democracy from authoritarian subversion.

October 2018

Dr Siobhán Hearne traces the transition from Tsarist regulation of prostitution to Bolshevik ambitions to completely eradicate the “Bourgeois Evil”, which they saw as totally incompatible with women’s equality.

Join us for a unique and inspiring evening with international best-selling author, innovator and happiness thinker Mo Gawdat. As Chief Business Officer at Google X (the innovation arm of Google), Mo has spent years developing “moonshot” ideas to help make the world a better place.

Contemporary Prostitution, Politics and Policy

This talk by Professor Roger Matthews is sixth in the series Prostitution, Pimping and Trafficking, curated by Deborah Lavin.

Join LGBT Humanists who’ll be welcoming singer, actress, stand-up, and playwright Clare Summerskill at our October event to talk about her play ‘Rights of Passage’. Clare will read some extracts from the play, as well as presenting a selection of character monologues. The talk will be followed by Q&A.

Rob Evans reveals the secret group of police spies and forty years of state espionage monitoring British protest groups. They used sex, intimate relationships and drugs to build their credibility. They betrayed friends, deceived lovers, even fathered children. And their operations continue to-day.

Join the presenters of ‘The Skeptics Guide to the Universe’ podcast for their one-off London show. Steven Novella, along with ‘Skeptical Rogues’ Bob NovellaJay Novella and Evan Bernstein explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies and conspiracy theories (anti-vaccines, homeopathy, UFO sightings, and many more).

Join Faith to Faithless for a panel discussion and Q&A to better understand apostasy in the UK. Leaving religion can be a complicated process, and apostates often experience abuse. Learn from those who have left different faiths and hear about their experiences.

Can you hear through your eyes? When the viral ‘jumping pylon’ gif hit the internet recently, many people discovered they could ‘hear’ juddering or thudding sensations evoked by moving images. Neuroscientist Elliot Freeman will present his research findings, which reveal what kinds of people have a ‘visual ear’, and what their brains might be doing. 

Forget everything you’ve heard about strippers: this talk is an antidote to stigma, shame and stereotyping. Stacey Clare has been part of the misunderstood and misrepresented world of UK strip clubs since the age of 22. She opens-up about her work and experiences with this candid and critical perspective of the industry.

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