Mudlark (/’mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour. Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins to Victorian toys.
An unmissable talk by Rory Sutherland, the acclaimed Behavioural Economist and – with 6.5m views – a TED Talk superstar, on how your ideas, products and brands can triumph in defiance of logic.
After their sell out performance last year Vocal Chords, a 40 strong acapella harmony choir, return bringing their warmth, enthusiasm and energy to a programme ranging across the musical diversity of our planet. Led by the exuberant Melanie Harrold this benefit concert will raise funds for Culture Declares Emergency on Climate Change.
Join our Fun Palace, full of free and fun activities, celebrating culture in our community! Immerse yourself in art, learn about the history of the local area, put your science knowledge to the test, explore your dance skills, think, explore and create. Whatever your age, there’s something for everyone!
We are so excited to have Caroline Riggs along to speak with us for this assembly! As the granddaughter of a lighthouse keeper she innately loves the seas. The ocean covers 71% of the earths surface and contains some of the most amazing creatures on this planet. Lets take some time during this assembly to wonder at just how incredible they are.
The up-and-coming Piatti Quartet make a welcome return to Conway Hall, joined by Director of Music Simon Callaghan to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet
The London Review of Books invites readers behind the scenes for the first time, reproducing a fascinating selection of artefacts and ephemera from the paper’s archives, personal collections and forgotten filing cabinets, to bring an idiosyncratic slice of Bloomsbury’s heritage to life.
In this talk on the oratorical skills of a variety of brilliant women from Michelle Obama to Virginia Woolf, Viv GroskopV/B> will pinpoint exactly what it is that these women do to get their audience to sit up and really listen – and then advise you how to apply their qualities to your own lives.
Rebel Ideas: A Radical Blueprint for Creative Problem-Solving – Matthew Syed | Thursday 10th October
By popular demand, the Times columnist and Olympian returns for a second date this autumn.
John Holroyd will discuss his book Judging Religion: A Dialogue for Our Time with Anja Steinbauer, editor of Philosophy Now. His book has been reviewed as being ‘clearly written, carefully argued, motivated by universal goodwill yet unafraid of tackling bitterly controversial topics.’