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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

October 2019

Join two of the world’s leading intellectuals for an exploration of the history of our modern ideas of work – and how we can do it better.

If this life is all there is, what should we do with it? Yale philosopher Martin Hägglund and LSE philosopher Lea Ypi will consider some of the deepest questions of existence, arguing that only by stripping away their subtle illusions can we discover the true value of our earthly freedom.

Karen Guggenheim and Professor Paul Dolan share inspiring insights and the latest research to help us rethink the prevailing view of happiness and discover a more authentic and meaningful way of living

Martin Rowson is a multi-award winning cartoonist and writer. He gave a talk to Central London Humanists six years ago and we are delighted that he has offered to come and talk to us again and give us the cartoonist’s take on contemporary British politics!

Join us to discover ways and things to make life better. Leave inspired to help bring the London National Park City to life in your life and your neighbourhood

A panel discussion with Layers of London and invited guests on the theme of recording local history, lesser told stories, pioneers, democratising history, activists, and stories of change and development in the Bloomsbury area.

Come along and explore Layers of London’s crowd-sourced history map of London. You can find stories and histories about your local area, delve into geo-referenced historical maps showing the city in different eras and add your own histories to contribute to this growing online platform.

We are so thrilled to be bringing you this weekends Sunday Assembly as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. Small Steps, Big Ideas is a celebration of endeavour, progress, and pioneering achievements. Our speakers this week are from Jangala, a UK-based charity dedicated to enabling internet access for people in need of urgent humanitarian aid or longer-term development assistance.

Join a discussion with local MP Tulip Siddiq on the burning question of today: how do we make politics more inclusive, compassionate, and cooperative?

Join the team from UCL’s Plastic Waste Innovation Hub – one of eight world-leading research projects exploring new and different ways of making, using and recycling plastics – for an informative discussion about the current state of plastics and how to use it more sustainably.

It’s not easy being a scientist. Most of what we do ends in utter failure and when our experiments do work no one really wants to know about it. UCL Professor of Pharmacy Ijeoma F. Uchegbu does not promise you a tale of a ground breaking event but a simple tale of small particles trying to make it big up someone’s nose and making them feel less pain.

2019 marked the 50th anniversary of The Moon Landing. 50 years later we have yet to make it back, but there’s more than hope that this might change – and soon. Making it back to the Moon is seen as a stepping stone to the prospect of putting people on Mars – and they may settle there.

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