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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

June 2019

This panel discussion led by Health Poverty Action brings together speakers from trade unions, racial justice campaigners, farmers working in the drugs trade to discuss what legal regulation could look like.

Join Leonie Rousham,Ishwari Bhalerao, Bea Macdonald and Sally Plowman for the launch of Reading Room as a means of creating connections and opening dialogue about the function, aesthetic and user culture of library collections and small press production in the age of digital information.

Retired open University academic Dr Brian Beeley will consider the effects of President Trump’s rejection of the ‘two-state’ mantra for Israel and the implications if Israel retains control of all of historic Palestine (plus Syria’s Golan Heights).

“Vis-à-vis the public, the actor is here as an artist, but vis-à-vis the entrepreneur, they are here as a productive worker”

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.

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