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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

December 2018

EQUAL Launch - Towards Race Equality within the CJS

The Young Review Independent Advisory Group’s new phase launch meeting. With Chair Iqbal Wahhab OBE, Nina Champion of the Criminal Justice Alliance, Tanya O’Carroll, BTEG and friends.

Join Dr David Hamilton for an inspiring evening as he explores the amazing power of kindness and self-love to transform our lives – and shares science-based tips that make a difference. Discover how to experience more self-love (and why this isn’t selfish). Learn amazing ways that your mind can heal your body.

Resilience and anxiety are topics frequently referred to whenever the mental health of communities is mentioned. Margaret Wadsley will explore these topics, linking them to issues around attachment, and engage the audience in considering the obstacles to resilience and the factors in society that create greater predispositions to challenges with anxiety and low resilience.

A series of six Wednesday evening talks on pamphleteering, contemporary blogging and some of the myriad issues covered in Conway Hall’s largely 19th century pamphlet collection, curated by Deborah Lavin, featuring Prof Joad Raymond, Dr Joseph Kelly, Dr Gregory Claeys, Prof David Nash, Viv Regan and Deborah Lavin.

This talk by Viv Regan is last in the series Writing Wrongs, curated by Deborah Lavin as part of the Heritage Lottery funded project Victorian Blogging.

Come along for an evening panel discussion, Q&A and book signing with the authors of Leaving Faith Behind (published in 2018), which gives a voice to those who have made the decision to leave Islam. As increasing numbers of people in Britain turn away from religion, and this book allows the stories of some of them to be heard.

In the last Sunday Assembly of 2018, fashion journalist, author and lecturer Tamsin Blanchard will talk about the Fashion Revolution project and how we can all make ethical buying choices this Christmas. 

Using the latest research into the media, decision science, heuristics, and emotional reasoning, Bobby Duffy examines why the populations of some countries seem better informed than others, and how we can address our ignorance of key public data and trends.

January 2019

Social interest is a key concept in Adlerian psychology for the growth of a healthy human being. The role of the community in the deepening of the spiritual life of humankind is an important aspect of many spiritual traditions. This talk by Harvey Gillman reflects on the contribution of both psychology and spirituality to the relationship of the self and the world at large.

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have been leading the campaign for Equal Civil Partnerships since 2014 when they were refused a civil partnership at their local registry office. They ask, should Civil Partnerships be open to both mixed-sex as well as same-sex couples, and what are the implications?

A public conversation between Dr Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, and Stephen Reid, founder and co-director of The Psychedelic Society. They will describe their personal journeys involving psychedelics and social change before entering into a dialogue on important questions.

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