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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

April 2019

Finding Acceptance: LGBT and Apostasy

In this discussion panel event from Faith to Faithless, survivors who have escaped these abuses and are now living free from harm will talk of their experiences. Experts who work with victims will also raise awareness of these highly sensitive issues.

May 2019

Boring IX

The Boring Conference is a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked.

Nothing of any importance will be discussed. The event is a waste of time and money. There are lots of other things you could be doing instead.

Truth, Love and Clean Cutlery

How to Academy proudly presents the next best thing: Giles Coren in conversation with LBC’s Matthew Stadlen, on the subject of supper in world-class restaurants.

New Statesman Podcast Live - with Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush

Join Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, and more New Statesman guests to discuss Brexit, local election results and the state of British politics

This is Shakespeare

What does Romeo and Juliet say about #MeToo? Or Julius Caesar about Donald Trump? Michael Pennington, Natascha McElhone, Jonathan Forbes and Oxford’s Emma Smith star in a dazzling tribute to the greatest playwright of the 21st or any other century.

How do you rate your own intelligence? In these three short talks Dr Michael CollinsDr Sara Lyons and Dr Natasha Periyan will discuss how novelists such as Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, and Mark Twain think about intelligence both in and out of the classroom.

This year’s lectures on the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Sunandaji are about learning to live values in life such as peace, duty, love and knowledge through a systematic and rational exposition of the knowledge of life and living.

julietteburton

Join us for an entertaining evening with award-winning comedian Juliette Burton as she shares her heart-warming perspective on mental health.

Professor John Harris has been working on the ethics of influencing evolution and indeed on the nature of “persons” since around 1973. In this talk he will argue that we have good reasons to embrace revolutionary technologies in germ line modification, including CRISPR/CAS9 and MRT.

Conway Hall, Antiuniversity Now and the London Anti-fascist Assembly (LAFA) invite you to join author Mark Bray, who will talk about the growing threat of global fascism and discuss possible directions towards building a coordinated, strong and sustainable antifascist movement.

In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Rachel Reeves MP writes of the inspirational achievements of women in parliament over the course of the past 100 years.

Chris Stokel-Walker lifts the lid on YouTube’s culture and influence based on his book ‘YouTubers’. The first independent, in-depth book investigating YouTube. He investigates the past, present and future of the world’s most popular video sharing website and its impact on society.

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