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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

June 2019

D Hunter presents his book Chav Solidarity, which is part autobiography, part meditation on trauma, class, activism and identity. Hunter will read excerpts from the book, as well as discussing it’s origins and surrounding issues. This will be followed by a Q&A.

Let’s dream the possible as we explore the power of asking “What if…?”. Come to hear short, inspiring and thought-provoking talks from over 20 activists, adventurers, growers and more as they share ideas and dream the possible for London as a National Park City.

July 2019

Professor Anders Ericsson

A masterclass in how all of us can achieve extraordinary things from the man whose research inspired Malcolm Gladwell’s famous 10,000 hours rule with Professor Anders Ericsson.

How can we use our time wisely and live more happily? James Wallman will share the insights from his new book about how to spend time well – and which experiences bring the greatest happiness and make life more enjoyable and purposeful.

How do activists and non-activists exist in the world together? Should we all be activists? Or is it time for a new activism? Anthea Lawson and Pippa Evans explore what happens in the space between activists and everyone else.

Andy Burnham presents a highly illustrated talk based around many of the themes, new discoveries and mysteries highlighted in the book The Old Stones, the most comprehensive and thought-provoking field guide ever published to the iconic standing stones and prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland.

Bringing together Britain’s premier African-centred therapists, wellbeing experts and organisations specialising in mental and psychical health for a fun-packed festival of educational talks, workshops and presentations.

Join award-winning science writer Angela Saini as she dissects the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism persists to this day.

An evening of wisdom with Gelong Thubten, an inspiring British monk who is passionate about the life-changing power of meditation. Thubten will share practical ideas to help master our minds, develop compassion and find lasting fulfilment.

Hear Dan Barker recount his journey from being an evangelical Christian preacher to being an outspoken atheist and humanist working for the advancement of secularism and freethought in the US and worldwide.

Brexit has exposed some major faultiness in British Politics that has been growing over many years. Our representative form of government has often been grid locked and unable to respond. This talk & debate will look at five opinions about the crisis of democracy and alternative views of what can be done.

August 2019

Nathan Alexander

What is the relationship between atheism and racism? Nathan Alexander explores the racial views of atheists and other nonbelievers in Britain and the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century and offers some reflections on the present day.

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