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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

March 2018
Plasma Ball - electromagnetism

Dr Peter Ford MBE asks: Is there any other form of intelligent life out there?

Sunday Assembly at Conway Hall

An awe-inspiring talk from Adam Larter followed by mass singalongs to power ballads, an awesome spoken word artist, a story from a member of our community and a vat of tea afterwards.


Democracy, like all powerful terms, is a slippery word to get a grip on. What is the essence of democracy? What are the ideals? Brett Hennig will take us on a voyage back in time through democracy’s intriguing and complicated history to explore these questions and discover how we got to where we are.

Herne The Hunter

Historian Dr John Callow explores the roots of Herne’s tale and how his legend has inspired generations of writers and artists to create a powerful figure for both the modern Pagan pantheon and the wider environmental movement.

Professor Gabriel Segal

The processes of addiction and recovery can be very hard to understand from the perspectives of common-sense, clinic and theory. But today, as Professor Gabriel Segal will explain, ideas from Alcoholics Anonymous, psychology and neuroscience fit neatly together to form a coherent explanation of these perplexing phenomena.

From a political cult to the heart of the Washington establishment – broadcaster and author Matthew Sweet reveals the bizarre and untold story of how the CIA tried to infiltrate a radical group of U.S. military deserters during the Cold War.

The End of Policing

What if modern policing’s problem is not its training, diversity or methods but its dramatic expansion over the last forty years and the fundamental shift in its role in society? What if the problem is policing itself? Are there alternatives to more police officers, more oppressive laws and more incarceration?

An Evening of Grief and Loss

Renowned psychotherapist and bereavement counsellor Julia Samuels leads a compassionate and supportive discussion of what it means to lose someone you love.

Sunday Assembly at Conway Hall

With a lemon for a visual aid, scientist, awesome communicator and space cadet Vijay Shah will answering this question and more, leaving you feeling like a rocket scientist, as part of British Science Week! Plus there’s power ballads to sing along to and a vat of tea and coffee for after.

Fake Information

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.

Out-of-the-Box Thinking: Future Democracy

Join us for this debate on Democracy and whether the use of referenda enhances citizen democracy or undermines it by restricting a deliberative process. It’s a debate that’s raging in many countries and this is your chance to engage with it.

Save The Honeybee?

“Save the honeybee” stories are never far from the news, but is the species really under threat? And should environmentalists be interested in them at all? Dr Rebecca Nesbitt will explore the issues.

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