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Conway Hall Ethical Society

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A landmark charity for London’s independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Over 200 years of apostasy, radicalism and rebellion, all under one roof.

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January 2020

Gareth E. Rees believes that the retail car park has as much mystery, magic and terror as any mountain, meadow or wood. He’s out to prove it by walking the car parks of Britain, journeying across the country from Plymouth to Edinburgh.

Chris Goodall shows the route to a society that emits no carbon dioxide but is also fairer, healthier and more content than at present.

February 2020

Conway Hall is Where Ethics Matter. At our inaugural Ethical Gala – a celebration of what our charity does – guest speakers including Catherine Mayer, Martin Rowson, Safia Minney and John Hegley will each talk briefly on an interesting, ethical subject.

Harmful practices due to belief in witchcraft have seen a huge increase in the past six years both globally and in the UK and Kirsty Brimelow QC and author and campaigner Syd Moore have joined forces to expose this phenomenon.

When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

The single greatest indicator of what your job will be is the job of your parents. Power and privilege are concentrated among the 7% of the privately educated population. Hashi Mohamed tell his story of social mobility and inequality – and a searching analysis of what needs to change.

Why did women join ISIS? What is the line between victim and collaborator? Azadeh Moaveni discusses an intimate account of the women who made a shocking decision: to leave their lives behind and join the Islamic State.

March 2020

We are obsessed with status. Annual awards and league tables of universities, liveable cities and national happiness reflect this obsession. But how valid are these rankings?

Described by a former senior Intelligence official as a ‘long-term thorn in the side of the intelligence establish-ment’, and winner of numerous awards for his journalism Richard Norton-Taylor reveals the secrets of his for-ty-year career as a journalist covering the world of spies and their masters in Whitehall.

As a teenager, Harriet Shawcross stopped speaking at school for almost a year, retreating into herself and communicating only when absolutely necessary. As an adult, she became fascinated by the limits of language and in this talk she asks what makes us silent?

April 2020

When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

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25 Red Lion Square | London | WC1R 4RL
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