Thomas Jefferson once observed that “information is the currency of democracy.” If this is right, what happens when that currency is corrupted by bad information — alternative facts, fake news, conspiracy theories and pseudo-science? This is the question that Mike Flood will pose in this talk.
Cathi Unsworth interweaves the true stories of the Hagley Woods mystery of 1943 and the trial of Helen Duncan, the last woman to be prosecuted for witchcraft in the UK, in 1944.
Carablanca is London’s longest-running tango club. The friendly, informal atmosphere ensures that beginners and visitors mix easily with the regular dancers. Music is traditional Argentine tango, milonga and vals, played in tandas with cortinas by guest DJs.
The London National Park City is a movement to make the capital greener, healthier and wilder. For one of the greenest cities in Europe this is a chance to connect Londoners and London’s many visitors to the outdoors, and for the city to lead the way on sustainability, biodiversity and the environment. We will be kicking off the week with the first ever London National Park City Fair. Organised by the National Park City Foundation, this is a free event with lots of interesting groups, speakers and ideas.
Lingua Diversa run lunchtime and evening courses at Conway Hall, from beginner to advanced level and last for 10 consecutive weeks.
Join the opening night of one of the most exciting London tango events in the year! We will start the evening at Conway Hall with an exclusive workshop with tango world champion Maria Ines Bogado and Roberto Zuccarino, and will be dancing tango at the Milonga until 2am. The famous couple will perform in the evening – exclusive to the UK!
Journalist, broadcaster and eco lifestyle expert Lucy Siegle provides a powerful call to arms to end the plastic pandemic along with the tools we need to make decisive change. It is a clear-eyed, authoritative and accessible guide to help us to take decisive and effective personal action.
Join us for our Saturday Salsa Special. With one of the best dance floors around. If you have never been to one of our socials in this venue, please come join us for a great night of dancing! Starting with a class On1 from Gil and Shelley, dancing until 2am!
Conway Hall’s nineteenth century pamphlet collection and putting ourselves in the shoes of radical pamphleteers such as Annie Besant, Ernestine Rose, Thomas Paine and Richard Carlile. Sharing their thoughts on topics such as women’s rights, freedom of the press, contraception and suffrage, we will inhabit their lives, creating poetry, short stories and blog posts to form an online exhibition.
At Philosophy Book Club we meet up regularly to discuss a key philosophical text that we read over several weeks or even months – philosophy is best digested slowly. Our first book will be Derek Parfit’s groundbreaking On What Matters, a powerful defence of objective ethical theory.