Join the London Fortean Society in London’s dark heart for a day of modern monsters and urban myth. Our cityscapes are full of strange wonders, terrors and tales. Talks include tales of Spring-heeled Jack, Slenderman, subterranean lore, the Crying Boy and the Hackney Bear.
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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall
Why do people not vaccinate themselves or their children? Dr Andrea Kitta’s research draws on ethnography, media, Internet and narrative analyses to explore the vernacular explanations used in inoculation decision-making.
This talk by Prof Joad Raymond is first in the series Writing Wrongs, curated by Deborah Lavin as part of the Heritage Lottery funded project Victorian Blogging.
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An Evening with former President of Pakistan General Musharraf in conversation with Yalda Hakim
Following the success of last year’s highly-praised Understanding Humanism Teachers Conference, attended by 100 teachers, it will return on Tuesday 10 July 2018.
Join us to celebrate Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri’s new book Rise Like Lions: Poetry for the Many in an evening of poetry and protest. Readers include: Tariq Ali, David Calder, Laurie Penny, Helena Kennedy and more…
Join us for an inspiring evening to discover the secrets of happy relationships and learn practical ways to put these into practice.
Why would a nation build a bridge on the other side of the planet? Why is China the world’s biggest manufacturer – and the USA its biggest customer? Is free trade really a good thing?
Join us for a discussion with David Wood, Indra Adnan and Dr Lina Dencik about whether the age of big data and artificial intelligence will mean the demise of democracy as decisions are taken over by the algorithms of these techniques.
Thomas Jefferson once observed that “information is the currency of democracy.” If this is right, what happens when that currency is corrupted by bad information — alternative facts, fake news, conspiracy theories and pseudo-science? This is the question that Mike Flood will pose in this talk.
Cathi Unsworth interweaves the true stories of the Hagley Woods mystery of 1943 and the trial of Helen Duncan, the last woman to be prosecuted for witchcraft in the UK, in 1944.