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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

April 2020

Following the instruction from the UK government, we have had to temporarily close the doors of Conway Hall to safeguard our staff, volunteers, audiences and communities.

Tue, 17th Mar, 2020

British composer, journalist, and lecturer Robert Hugill returns to Conway Hall to give a free pre-concert talk about the evening’s programme.

When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

The myths and magic surrounding shapeshifters are brought vividly to life by John B. Kachuba in as compelling and original cultural history.

Could you take a year off flying? After writing three books about cycling, lifelong cyclist and environmentalist Anna Hughes turned her attention to another mode of transportation: flying. In 2019 she founded Flight Free UK, a campaign that asks people to take a year off flying for the sake of the environment.

Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model Lola Olufemi shows that when ‘feminist’ is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.

From ‘scroungers’ to ‘strivers’ we need a new class story says Ben Tippet. Now is the time to fight back.

What stories do our clothes tell? What do they mean to us? Join the former editor of British Vogue for a self-deprecating, honest and moving reflection of her life to date.

The acclaimed comedian, podcaster and coach returns to How To Academy for a masterclass in building a career in today’s fast paced world – without betraying your values.

May 2020

Tom Roberts traces the life of the Murdochs, how Rupert Murdoch’s view of the world was formed, and assesses its impact on the media that influences our politics today.

In this free pre-concert talk, Robert Hugill explores the mystery of Bach’s cello suites. We know neither when, nor for whom they were written. There is even dispute about the exact instrument for which they were written.

Love, desire, intimacy — we all know what these are meant to look like. But what happens when they descend into violence? Rachel Louise Snyder’s perceptions changed on domestic violence changed when she began talking to the victims and perpetrators.

July 2020

Ian Dunt sets the principles and practices of liberalism and shows why it remains our most powerful weapon to shatter the shiny lies of populists. Ian Dunt is the editor of Politics.co.uk, and the author of Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now and How to be a Liberal (May 2020).

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