Photo by Zuzka Markova
Photo by Zuzka Markova

Conway Hall is committed to developing learning, cultural and community projects that widen access to our collections and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to develop and enrich their learning.

Current Projects

Collaborative Doctoral Award


Project categories: Music

Jessica Beck

The Women Musicians at South Place Ethical Society, 1900 – 1920. 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. From a […]

Project led by: Jessica Beck



Project categories: Adult learning, Community learning

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 […]

Conway Collective


Project categories: Adult learning, Art, Community learning

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 The Collective […]

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Past Projects

Conway Actants

End Date: 31st March 2016 (Project Ended)

Project categories: Art, Community learning

A site responsive project at Conway Hall Conway Actants was a project that aimed to make Conway Hall accessible for artistic intervention and therefore ultimately aimed to increase awareness of an organisation with an extraordinary history of ethics and freethinking in Britain. An artistic and curatorial collaboration between Deborah Gardner and Jane Millar, the visual art […]

Alternatives to Religion

End Date: 31st December 2014 (Project Ended)

Project categories: Community learning

A collaboration between Bishopsgate Institute and Conway Hall. Over an 18 month period the archival project, Alternatives to Religion, at Conway Hall and the Bishopsgate Institute has now been completed. Many treasures were discovered after being painstakingly catalogued by Nicky Hilton. The archives are now available online from the websites of the Bishopsgate Institute and Conway Hall. […]

Blackham Fellowship

End Date: 31st December 2014 (Project Ended)

Project categories: Adult learning

The Blackham Fellowships were named for Harold Blackham (1903-2009), appointed lecturer to the South Place Ethical Society (now Conway Hall Ethical Society), first executive director of the British Humanist Association, co-founder and first Secretary of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and Honorary Associate and former director of the Rationalist Association. As a writer, educator and […]

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