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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

February 2019

Come along for the launch of the Natural Eyesight Education Programme, and Learn how to care for and support your eyesight to be as clear as possible. There will be information stalls and opportunities to meet and discuss vision education with experienced practitioners, and at 3pm Aileen Whiteford will give a talk on “Eyesight and health”.

Julia Ebner shows how far right and Islamist extremists have succeeded in penetrating each other’s echo chambers as a result of their mutually useful messages. Her book introduces readers to the world of reciprocal radicalisation and the hotbeds of extremism that have developed in the UK, Europe and the US, with potentially disastrous consequences for all.

Boosting student acquisition in HE

The decline in ‘university age’ entrants and persistent hangover from removing student caps in 2015 have created more competition than ever for universities to attract the best and brightest students. Moreover, the resources available in today’s digital landscape have shifted purchasing decisions towards the student, causing their behaviour to be more fragmented, disconnected and difficult to track. So, how should universities respond?

March 2019

Come and hear from Anj Cairns the CEO of Shannon Trust – an organisation which supports thousands of prisoners a year to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading. There’ll also be the wonderful Esi from Poetry Prescribed reading some poems, as well as power ballads and a vat of tea for after.

Roger Luckhurst takes in a wide range of sources, from architectural history to fiction, film and television, to explore how the corridor went from a utopian ideal to a place of unease: the archetypal stuff of nightmares.

The corporate world is watching us, but why does no one watch them? Peter Bloom reveals pervasive monitoring practices which mask how at its heart, the elite remains socially and ethically out of control.

Jane Haynes

A rare opportunity to hear Jane Haynes, one of Britain’s leading psychotherapists, in conversation with Hannah MacInnes.

What causes ageing? How does it make us ill? This Sunday Assembly Professor of Biogerontology Richard Faragher will talk about the science of ageing and the possibility of extending our live spans. Hosted by Sanderson Jones, with poetry from the amazing Elie Karslake.

Using data from twenty years of conversations including first dates, crisis negotiation, sales encounters and medical communication, social psychologist Elizabeth Stokoe will change the way you think about talk, and explain the big pay-offs to understanding conversation scientifically.

How to understand the deviance that lies in ourselves and others? Drawing together science, psychology and philosophy, Dr Julia Shaw presents an original and rigorous exploration of the darkest recesses of the human mind.

How can we overcome pain? What is our purpose in life? Can we improve our relationships? What transforms our mental and physical health? Come along for an inspiring event with Dr Mark Williamson about how to make life happier – for ourselves and others around us too.

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