About The Collection

Conway Hall Humanist Library and Archives is home to a unique collection of published and archival sources on humanism and its related subjects. It is the foremost resource of its kind in Europe and the only library in the UK solely dedicated to the collection of Humanist material.

Our collections include printed materials such as books, pamphlets and journals as well as archival material of unpublished institutional and personal records and papers, such as manuscripts, letters and photographs.  We also have a collection of artworks and artefacts.

You can find more detailed information on our collections below.

Historical records of the Ethical Society’s activities and membership.

Conway Hall and its library possess numerous original works of art and architectural features.

The library hosts over 10,000 volumes of wide-ranging material and contains several unique historic texts.

Music has been an integral part of Conway Hall’s history since 1887 when the famous Sunday Concerts began at South Place Chapel.