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Protesters

This collection of photographs were taken during a protest against British Transport’s decision to remove Family Planning Association adverts from London Underground in 1961.

NSS meeting, 1926

Throughout the 20th century the National Secular Society kept records of local secular society branches and affiliated groups. This included organisations both in the UK and abroad. From the National Secular Society archive, this photograph captures the Birmingham Branch on their annual outing in 1926.

Famous Connections

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Conway Hall Ethical Society was connected to both the great and the good of the age. Many came to address the Society at their Sunday and mid week lectures including Bertrand Russell, William Morris, Sidney Webb and the suffragettes Marion Phillips and Marion Holmes.

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Thu, 24th Apr, 2014
Gora and the Atheist Centre in Vijayawada

From even a quick browse of the archive, it is clear that Conway Hall Ethical Society has a long tradition of forging connections with kindred organisations. Included in this illuminating collection is a snapshot about Gora and the Atheist Centre in Vijayawada, India.

Architecture lecture - poster

Conway Hall Ethical Society has been hosting and arranging courses of lectures since the late nineteenth century. Here are come early examples of lecture series on offer between 1890 and 1900.

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Fri, 14th Feb, 2014
Book plate

A beautiful book plate from inside the 1824-1924 Centenary Souvenir Annual of South Place Ethical Society.

Student Humanist Federation

As part of the wider Humanist movement, Conway Hall Ethical Society has always forged links with similar societies.

John Stuart Mill

As well as historic items, modern material continue to be added to the Conway Hall Ethical Society archive.

Marriage certificate

Nineteenth-century marriages at Conway Hall Ethical Society.

A duty of free enquiry

The charismatic William Johnson Fox, Minister of Parliament Court Chapel and South Place Chapel (forerunners of Conway Hall Ethical Society) addressed his radical congregation on 27 March 1842.

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