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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!

December 2020

In a time of intensified global white supremacist and patriarchal violence, anti-racist feminist movements and analyses have never been more vital. Women of colour are at the forefront of such struggles worldwide – but are white feminists really by their side?

January 2021

What does it mean to be human? Amanda Rees and Charlotte Sleigh showing how, by understanding humanity, we can go some way to resolving our, and the world’s, biggest problems.

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.

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