Tom Roberts traces the life of the Murdochs, how Rupert Murdoch’s view of the world was formed, and assesses its impact on the media that influences our politics today.
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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall
In this free pre-concert talk, Robert Hugill explores the mystery of Bach’s cello suites. We know neither when, nor for whom they were written. There is even dispute about the exact instrument for which they were written.
In the first Sunday Concerts live, online event, we present an evening with writer/composer Robert Hugill and international pianist Maria Canyigueral, hosted by our Director of Music Simon Callaghan.
*ONLINE* London Fortean Society: Miracles of Our Own Making – A History of Paganism | Tuesday 12th May
Ranging widely across literature, art, science and beyond, Liz Williams debunks many of the prevailing myths surrounding magical practice, past and present, while offering a rigorously researched and highly accessible account of what it means to be a pagan today.
*ONLINE* Ethical Matters: No Visible Bruises – What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us | Monday 18th May
Love, desire, intimacy — we all know what these are meant to look like. But what happens when they descend into violence? Rachel Louise Snyder’s perceptions changed on domestic violence changed when she began talking to the victims and perpetrators.
*ONLINE* Reweirding: The Alchemy of Us – How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another | Monday 25th May
Ainissa Ramirez shows us the power of telling inclusive stories about technology. She also shows that innovation is universal – whether it’s splicing beats with two turntables and a microphone or splicing genes with two test tubes and CRISPR.
This is the story of our quest to understand the most mysterious object in the universe: the human brain. Matthew Cobb reveals how we came to our present state of knowledge.
Today in one the richest countries in the world, 60% of households in poverty have people in jobs, inequality is the highest it has been for 100 years, climate change threatens our extinction and automation means millions are forced into a life of precarity. The solution? Basic Income, says Guy Standing.
*ONLINE* London Fortean Society: Monumental Memories – Indigenous Memory and Stonehenge | Saturday 20th June
Without writing, indigenous elders memorised a vast amount of information on which survival depended both physically and culturally. Does this explain the purpose of ancient monuments including Stonehenge, Easter Island and the Nasca Lines? Can we use these memory methods in contemporary life? Dr Lynne Kelly explains.
Sarah Scales takes an anthropological look at the UFO community, told through first-person experiences with researchers in their element as they pursue what they see as a solvable mystery – both terrestrial and cosmic.
It’s well past time for museums to be honest about their acquisitions history and how objects arrive in their collections in the first place. Alice Procter seeks to resist triumphalist nostalgia with art history. How did the narratives of Empire come into being? Who controls them?
Professor David Nash explores the crime of blasphemy: as an act of individuals but also as a widespread and constant presence in cultural, political and religious life.
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