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April 2019

How does denialism work and why is post-denialism replacing it? And how can they be combatted? In this talk, Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Denial: The Unspeakable Truth, argues that a solution will only be possible when we come to terms with the truth of our darker desires.

Conway Hall favourites, the Dante Quartet are joined in this programme by British pianist Alexander Boyd.

Join Jodie Jackson for an inspiring evening to mark the launch of her ground-breaking new book You Are What You Read. Jodie Jackson will explain the impact the news has on our mental health and show us how we can take a more constructive approach to our media diet.

A chance to hear W.S. Gilbert’s rarely performed 3 act farce, Tom Cobb or, Fortune’s Toy, which was first premiered in 1875. The play will be read by members of the Society taking the parts including 2 of our Vice Presidents in leading roles.

In this lecture Dr Christine Parker reflects on her experience as head-teacher leading, then co-leading, a dynamic ‘Girls’ Chat Group’ of three 10-11-year-old girls, who grappled with questions related to anti-discriminatory practice and social justice, and over time girls led an anti-racism and anti-bullying campaign in schools.

Get ready for an evening of laughing at things we shouldn’t laugh at and plenty of vagina banter all whilst raising awareness of gynae cancers. Following last year’s remarkable sell-out success, women’s cancer charity, The Eve Appeal, is holding their second, annual GynaeComedy night.

Wed, 3rd Apr, 2019

The third Edition of the Sunday Assembly LATES series is coming to Conway Hall this April. And to keep in line with the more risqué subjects we are tackling in this series – It’s all about drugs! Join Stephen Reid, Co-Founder of the UK Psychedelic Society, for a captivating evening.

An evening of piano duet classics from by Irish pianist Clíodna Shanahan and Sunday Concerts Director of Music Simon Callaghan, with a chance to hear a charming set of miniatures by Cécile Chaminade, alongside Schubert, Mozart and Ravel. Funds raised will support the continuation of the concert series.

We urgently need to talk about women’s sexual and reproductive health, about our experiences of sex and pregnancy and pain and pleasure. In this Thinking-on-Monday talk, Lynn Enright, author of Vagina: A Re-Education, does just that.

how to- Make Your Ideas, Products and Brands Triumph

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

The Scientific Truth About Diet

How can you know the truth about diets ? What works and what’s snake oil? From the Atkins to the South Beach diet, Cambridge University’s Dr. Giles Yeo is here with the scientific facts.

There may be a long-term global trend toward humanism, but in some regions of the world there’s a reverse trend, with an alarming rise of religious and nationalist fundamentalist groups. Come and join this discussion about the rise of Islamist and Hindutva fundamentalism in Bangladesh and India respectively, with Narendra Nayak, Bonya Ahmed and Andrew Copson.

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