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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

November 2017
Free
Conway Hall Ethical Society & GlobalNet21 presents:

Transforming Education – A New Manifesto for Education

Wednesday 15th November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

With the emergence of the digital age and the growth of artificial intelligence – automation, robotics – bringing changes in how we acquire knowledge and understanding and in work patterns, is the way we prepare people for this brave new world fit for purpose?

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£7 - £10
Newham Bookshop with Conway Hall presents:

So They Call You Pisher! Michael Rosen in conversation with Daniel Hahn

Thursday 16th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Michael Rosen book cover

Michael Rosen has a new memoir, So They Call You Pisher! In this conversation with Daniel Hahn, Rosen recalls the first twenty-three years of his life. Born in the North London…

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£16 - £20
Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

The Haunted Landscape 2017: Folklore, Ghosts and Witchcraft

Saturday 18th November @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Haunted Landscape

As the days darken the London Fortean Society explores the folklore, ghosts and curses of the British Isles with the one-day symposium The Haunted Landscape. Authors, experts and researchers discuss ghosts, strange beasts and magic. Join us at Conway Hall to learn that the green and pleasant land we abide in has dark, strange and chilling other side.

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Free - £3
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Wonders of Veganism: become a humanist vegan

Sunday 19th November @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

In this talk, Olivia Mather will discuss environmental damage, land use, public health, macroeconomic factors and illuminate how our treatment of animals reflects our relationship as humankind and with the biosphere we all share.

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£7 - £4
Adlerian Society UK presents:

This is it! What can be achieved in 30 minutes or less? Presented by Windy Dryden

Monday 20th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Windy Dryden

Windy Dryden will discuss what he calls “Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations” and demonstrate one with a volunteer from the audience. This work has its roots in Adler’s practice of interviewing children and their parents briefly in front of an audience and Albert Ellis’s Friday Night Workshop.

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Free
Conway Hall & Istros Books presents:

Slovenia: Image Music Text

Thursday 23rd November @ 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
£3
Central London Humanists presents:

Prospects for a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, with David Turner

Thursday 23rd November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

This talk will review the origins of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the reasons why the international effort for a two-state solution based on the Oslo agreement of 1993 has failed.

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Free - £3
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Psychoanalysis and the Russian Revolution: Freud and his followers in Russia Pre- and Post-1917

Sunday 26th November @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

This talk from David Morgan will explore Sigmund Freud’s numerous connections with Russia; focusing on his influence among Russian analysts and their interactions with the international psychoanalytical movement, as well as assessing the Russian contribution to the development of psychoanalytical theories.

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Free
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Annie Besant’s Passion for Malthusianism

Sunday 26th November @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

An important figure in Freethought, Annie Besant stood  trial with Charles Bradlaugh in 1877 for publishing a birth control pamphlet The Fruits of Philosophy. Like Bradlaugh, Annie Besant argued the case for birth control on Malthusian economic as well as proto feminist reasons. Deborah Lavin goes back to basics, taking a new look at Annie Besant, the Hicklin Test for Obscenity and birth control as a secularist issue.

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£3 - £5
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Leveller Revolution

Tuesday 28th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
The Leveller Revolution - John Rees

The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution, presented by author of ‘The Leveller Revolution – Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640–1650’, John Rees.

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December 2017
£2 • £3
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Revolution, Counter-revolution and Confusion: The legacy of the Russian Revolution

Sunday 3rd December @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

The Russian Revolution inspired millions and many joined organisations seeking to spread the ‘proletarian revolution’ to the four corners of the earth. Mike Howgate looks at its legacy and asks, 100 years on, what place is there for the proletariat in the modern struggle?

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£20
Action for Happiness presents:

Mental Health: why it matters and what we can do.

Wednesday 6th December @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Mental Health: why it matters and what we can do - with Natasha Devon MBE

Join us for a special evening with Natasha Devon MBE to hear her refreshing views about mental health and what we can do to create a culture supporting good mental health for everyone.

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£6.50 - £60
Adam Smith Institute presents:

The Adam Smith Institute presents: Forum

Saturday 9th December @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
The Adam Smith Institute presents - Forum

At the Adam Smith Institute, we advocate for ideas that will make the world a freer, better, richer place. We aim to be radical and reasonable – pushing for bold reforms but backing it up with cold, hard evidence.

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£8
Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

The Mysterium

Saturday 9th December @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
the-mysterium

London Fortean Society host talks on THE MYSTERIUM. The Mysterium is a thoroughly modern exploration of the world’s most bizarre and enigmatic phenomena. Drawing on contemporary folklore, unsolved mysteries and unsettling oddities from the dark corners of the internet, three of its authors delves into some of the strangest and most enduring stories of our modern age.

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Free - £3
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Is the NHS worth defending?

Sunday 10th December @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Dr Henry Marsh, renowned for his outstanding contributions as a leading neurosurgeon and also for his bold and highly regarded commentaries and writings on the NHS will address this critical question head-on, providing insights into the future for our health service.

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