Chris Goodall shows the route to a society that emits no carbon dioxide but is also fairer, healthier and more content than at present.
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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!
Harmful practices due to belief in witchcraft have seen a huge increase in the past six years both globally and in the UK and Kirsty Brimelow QC and author and campaigner Syd Moore have joined forces to expose this phenomenon.
Why did women join ISIS? What is the line between victim and collaborator? Azadeh Moaveni discusses an intimate account of the women who made a shocking decision: to leave their lives behind and join the Islamic State.
Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model Lola Olufemi shows that when ‘feminist’ is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.
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.
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.
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.
The model of ‘the good life’ and its formulas for success ignore the haunting possibility that one may not succeed and as a result be deemed ‘a failure’. Beverley Clack explores that often-neglected theme of failure, not just as the opposite of achievement but also how it has been conflated with loss.
*ONLINE* Thinking On Sunday: Crime Dot Com – From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global | Sunday 6th September
Geoff White, one of the UK’s leading technology correspondents, charts the astonishing development of hacking, from its conception in America’s hippy tech community in the 1970s, through its childhood among the ruins of the Eastern Bloc, to its coming of age as one of the most dangerous and pervasive threats to our digital world.
Conway Hall is open for “closed door” events and we are working to reopen for the public | Wednesday 23rd September
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