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Thinking on Sunday was launched as a new series of events with different themes to the Sunday Lectures. These interesting and stimulating sessions have a talk or presentation followed by Q&A, debate and discussion. The speakers are experts in their field, and/or have a passion for subject. Especially popular with our ethical society members, Thinking on Sunday is open to the public and promises to motivate and nourish the mind!

January 2021

Maybe it’s time to live. Philosopher John Sellars walks us through the history of Epicureanism, showing us how it can help us think anew about joy, friendship, nature and being alive in the world.

February 2021

Graham Hutchings offers a vivid, gripping account of 1949: the year in which China abruptly changed course and pulled the rest of world history along with it. The overthrow of Chiang Kai-shek’s government by Mao Zedong reverberated across the world, resulting in long-lasting consequences that are still being felt today.

March 2021

Forty years of feminism and still women do the majority of the housework. Why? Sally Howard investi-gates how we got here and what the future could look like for feminism’s final frontier: the domestic la-bour gap.

As borders multiply, so too must campaigns of resistance. From ‘Detained Voices’ to acts of cross-border solidarity, people are fighting back to break down borders and standing up for everyone’s right to belong.

April 2021

A passionate, poetic manifesto for urgent rebellion is also a paean to the deep and extraordinary beauty of the natural world from Jay Griffiths the author of Wild.

May 2021

An impassioned rallying cry for us to start talking frankly and openly about death in this new age of ageing.

As police racism unsettles Britain’s tolerant self-image, Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper details the activism that made movements like Black Lives Matter possible.

June 2021

The April 2021 riots in Northern Ireland were a reminder that peace there is fragile. Feargal Cochrane considers the region’s troubled history from the struggle for Irish independence in the nineteenth century to the present.

Whether we’re grieving or afraid, worn down by everyday troubles or relentless bad news, there is always hope. Bernadette Russell has the toolkit that will give you all you need to cultivate hope in yourself.

July 2021

Jackie Higgins reveals how we, humans, sense and make sense of the world and the untold scientific revolution stirring in the field of our perception through the senses of animals. Jackie explores this evolutionary heritage and how we can engage with the world in ways we never knew possible. This talk will be held at Conway Hall AND online.

September 2021

Our medical model has failed us by promoting specialisation and overlooking perhaps the single most important component of our health: our state of mind. It shapes our responses to symptoms that we de-velop, dictate the treatments we receive, and influence whether they work.

October 2021

Guy Standing investigates the precariat, a new and growing group, finding a frustrated and angry new underclass who are often ignored by politicians and economists. Are you one of them and how has Covid affected you? This talk will be held at Conway Hall AND online.

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