Thanks to £88,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Conway Hall is embarking on an eighteen month project, Victorian Blogging—The Pamphleteers Who Dared to Dream of a Better World. This page will tell you about the project and keep you updated on it’s progress.
As part of our commitment to our charitable object, the advancement of study, research and education in humanist ethical principles, we have partnered with Royal Northern College of Music on a collaborative doctoral award. The aim of the project is to look at our Society’s relationship with music.
Volunteers are an essential and respected part of the Library & Archives team, helping to organise and catalogue our book collections and assist in the day to day running of the library. We also have volunteers from The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) who since November 2015 have been using their skills to conserve and clean our unique collection of humanist books.
The Conway Collective is Conway Hall’s group of resident performance makers, creating and curating work around the building, from live art and spoken word to dance spectaculars. Funded by Arts Council England the Collective also hosts the Conway Cohort, up and coming dancers who are mentored and given rehearsal space and performance opportunities
Our ambition at Conway Hall is to make our collections accessible to an audience beyond those researchers and members of the public able to visit our library in person. We have begun this process by making available every edition of our journal, The Ethical Record, dating back to 1895, and the archive is fully searchable on our website.
Conway Hall is a partner in the Bloomsbury 2 Programme, led by Camden Council, looking at new and innovative approaches in the use, operation and management of nine of the Bloomsbury Squares. Camden Council is one of 11 ‘park trailblazers’ awarded funding from the Rethinking Parks Programme run by Nesta, the Big Lottery Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund to investigate and rethink our approach to managing public spaces.