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25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
020 7405 1818http://conwayhall.org.uk

Conway Hall is owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society and was first opened in 1929. The name was chosen in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway (1832 – 1907), anti-slavery advocate, out-spoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine.

The Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought.

Our Library holds the Ethical Society’s collection, which is the largest and most comprehensive Humanist Research resource of its kind in the United Kingdom.

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Upcoming Events

July 2016
Free

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

a glimpse of art and imagination by Barbara Marks

Thursday 7th July - Friday 30th September
Barbara Marks

a glimpse of art and imagination, continued and evolving.
paintings on paper, collage and installation by Barbara Marks.
Opening event Thursday 7 July, 6pm to 9pm. All welcome. Drinks served.

Conway Hall are delighted to host a three month art residency by painter and printmaker, Barbara Marks.

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September 2016
£50 - £120

International Game Developers Association presents:

#gamesUR Europe 2016

Friday 30th September @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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The #GamesUR Conference is a one-day knowledge-sharing and networking event for professionals in playtesting and player insight, holding its second edition in 30 September 2016, presented by the IGDA GUR SIG.

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LGBT Humanists presents:

Film Screening: Oriented

Friday 30th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
oriented

LGBT Humanists screen Oriented, a feature documentary that follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv.

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October 2016
£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Penultimate Curiosity: Science, Religion and the Big Questions

Sunday 2nd October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Penultimate Curiosity

The Penultimate Curiosity sets out to answer one of the most profound questions about the development of human thought: why is it that throughout the long journey from cave painting to quantum physics what we now refer to as ‘science’ and ‘religion’ have been so closely entangled?

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Free

Sunday Assembly London presents:

Sunday Assembly – Death

Sunday 2nd October @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Sunday Assembly all about Death

Come and join us for a Sunday Assembly all about Death!

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Free
£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Linos Trio

Sunday 2nd October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Linos Trio

CPE Bach: Sonata in C Wq.89/2
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C minor Op.66
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte, arr. Linos Piano Trio
Debussy: La Mer arr. Sally Beamish

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Philosophy and Film

Monday 3rd October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Charlie Chaplin, Star Wars, Marilyn Monroe, Dr Strangelove. The cultural, social, and political impact of film has made it a central part of our lives — but why? This short course provides an opportunity to discuss the philosophical contributions of some of the main thinkers working in this area. Each week short extracts from selected films will be used as the basis for our discussions.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Philosophy of Love

Monday 3rd October @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

This course will investigate the nature of love in general, but will concentrate on erotic love, and its philosophical history from Plato to the present; also touching on what anthropology, literature and neuroscience say about it.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

German Idealism Reading Group

Monday 3rd October @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

This course, running over two terms, will consider Fichte’s ‘Attempt at a New Presentation of the Wissenschaftslehre’ (1797-1798) and Schelling’s On the World Soul, A Hypothesis of Higher Physics (May 1798).

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Introduction to Philosophy

Monday 3rd October @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

This is a general Introduction to Philosophy based on the individual course of the same name which is part of the University of London International Programme in Philosophy. Students who register for this examination will benefit from a programme of study which is tailored to the subject-centred approach found in this text.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Nietzsche, Freud and Heidegger on Violence

Monday 3rd October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

We will discuss the problem of violence as it emerges as a theme – or remains tantalisingly beneath the surface – in the work of three great contemporary theorists of the human condition. The texts studied will include Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy and On the Genealogy of Morals; Freud’s Totem and Taboo and Beyond the Pleasure Principle; and Heidegger’s ‘Building, Dwelling, Thinking’ and ‘The Question concerning Technology’.

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Free

Rhinegold LIVE presents:

City Music Foundation Showcase

Monday 3rd October @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us at this very special recital to see a selection of artists clearly marked as ones to watch, and experience first-hand the important work that this key foundation undertakes in the UK music sector.

This concert is followed by an informal Q&A which will be conducted by Kimon Daltas, editor of Classical Music magazine.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

New Shakespeare and Philosophy

Tuesday 4th October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

Should philosophers go to the theatre? Can philosophy learn from Shakespeare? We will explore themes in political and moral philosophy, as well as philosophical anthropology using five plays by Shakespeare, including Othello and Measure for Measure.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

The Concept of Will

Tuesday 4th October @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

The “will” has been a salient concept in philosophy since its very beginnings. We will critically examine it in its many contexts and discuss its meanings and significance: from Aristotle’s idea of the “weakness of the will” to medieval discussions of the will of God vs the will of humans, from Rousseau’s “general will” to Kant’s “good will”, from Schopenhauer’s “will to life” to Nietzsche’s “will to power”. Our focus will be on historical and contemporary discussions of freedom of the will.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Philosophies of Modern Life

Tuesday 4th October @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

What ideas about human nature and how best to live, lie under the surface of modern western culture and its multi-cultures? We shall explore a range of ideologies that to a lesser or greater extent make up the ebb and flow of our conversation about these questions including aspects of Enlightenment philosophy, Marxism, evolutionary psychology, existentialism and some of Charles Taylor’s writings.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

History of Philosophy 1

Tuesday 4th October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

‘What’s it all about then, guv?’ a taxi driver asked Bertrand Russell. This course gives a chronological survey of some the great Western philosophers who have formulated, and tried to solve, enduring puzzles – what reality is, who we are, how we should live.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tuesday 4th October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

The course follows the development Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work in the foundations of mathematics which led to the Tractatus and continues through the middle period in which he largely rejected the view of language it contains.

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£18

Street Wisdom presents:

Street Wisdom with David Pearl

Wednesday 5th October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join business innovator, author and creator of Street Wisdom, David Pearl, this two-hour evening event held in collaboration with Psychologies Magazine.

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£10

Music & Media Consulting Limited/Luxembourg Music Export presents:

Trio Koch and pianist Jean Muller

Wednesday 5th October @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Trio Koch

This concert features the London debut of renowned Luxembourg based “Trio Koch” and the second half will be a recital by international pianist Jean Muller.

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Free

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Rhythm of the Wood by Gabrielle Bradshaw

6th October 2016 - 31st January 2017
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An exhibition of work by Gabrielle Bradshaw

6 October 2016 to 31 January 2017

Private view, Wed 2 Nov, 6-9pm, The Brockway Room. All welcome. Drinks served.

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£20

London School of Philosophy presents:

Kant Reading Group

Thursday 6th October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

These one-hour interactive sessions are for anyone interested in an in-depth discussion of Kantian texts.

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£5 - £10

Ideas Roadshow & Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – A Critical Conversation with Onora O’Neill

Thursday 6th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Onora Oneill

Join us for an intimate evening with Baroness O’Neill as she embarks on a wide-ranging discussion with Ideas Roadshow host Howard Burton on her academic career, philosophical evolution, and the vital public role for philosophy and philosophical thinking.

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£8

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Pexava Salsa

Thursday 6th October @ 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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Salsa Dancing at Pexava Holborn

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£2 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Are Law Courts Biased Against Defendants?

Sunday 9th October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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In 1963, Donald Rooum was charged with carrying an offensive weapon, but the prosecuting officer made a mistake in planting the evidence, and in working to save his own skin Donald accidentally initiated the celebrated “Challenor case”, a conspiracy among police officers to discredit nonviolent demonstrators. Donald still asks, “Are Law Courts Biased Against Defendants?”

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£5

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Children’s Workshop with Sergio Serra (cellist)

Sunday 9th October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sergio Serra

Sergio will introduce the cello and the array of possibilities that come with playing such a great instrument. There will also be fun games!

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Free
£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Musicians from ‘Musique à Marsac’

Sunday 9th October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alasdair Beatson

Bach/Mozart: Largo and Fugue in Eb K404a/5
Schumann: Märchenerzählungen Op.132
Bartók: Contrasts Sz.111
Helena Winkelman: Bacchanalia
Fauré: Piano Quintet No.2 Op.115

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£5 - £10

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Ladybird Books and Constructing the Future Past of Modern Britain

Monday 10th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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In this lovingly illustrated evening, a gaggle of architects and historians talk us through the dreams and the reality portrayed in Ladybird books over the decades.

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£7 - £4

Adlerian Society UK presents:

Trauma, Connection and Recovery

Tuesday 11th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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This illustrated lecture will describe how traumatic events can shatter our sense of connection and belonging, and how enabling reconnection of mind, body and relationships is essential for recovery.

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£11.50 - £13

Snowline Media presents:

Reel Rock Film Tour – London

Tuesday 11th October @ 8:00 pm - Thursday 13th October @ 10:30 pm
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Reel Rock 2016 features an extraordinary collection of short adventure and climbing films from some of the world’s best adventure filmmakers.

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£10

Centre of Pan African Thought presents:

Myth of the Hyper Sexual Black Man

Thursday 13th October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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In this debate we ask our panel to explore if black males are accustomed to hyper-sexuality and infidelity to ensure they fulfil their basic evolutionary desire to reproduce. Or is this rhetoric propaganda?

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£0 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Religious Education – where it’s been, what it is doing and where is it going?

Sunday 16th October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The story of Religious Education is one inhabited by Gods and Demons. The different political and ideological camps know all too well who is and is not on their side.

John Holroyd will discuss some of the key moments in the recent history of Religious Education in Britain, and some of the current and projected causes of concern and sources of hope for this vital aspect of a child’s education.

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£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Trio Martinů

Sunday 16th October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trio Martinu 1

Schubert: Notturno in E flat D897
Brahms: Trio in C minor Op.101
Dvořák: Trio in F minor Op.65

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£20

Action for Happiness presents:

How to survive and thrive in the modern world – with Prof Tanya Byron

Tuesday 18th October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Action for Happiness for an inspiring evening as Professor Tanya Byron explores how we can survive and thrive in the modern world.

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£80 - £100

The British Science Association presents:

BSA Masterclass: Science Communication Primer

Friday 21st October @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
science communication

New to science communication and unsure where to start? This event is intended to give those new to science communication and engagement an overview of this varied sector. It is suitable for researchers with an interest in scicomm, those in the early stages of sci comm career, and any volunteers looking to expand their skills.

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Paul Johnson presents:

Going to Strasbourg: Book launch

Friday 21st October @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Book launch for “Going to Strasbourg: An Oral History of Sexual Orientation Discrimination and the European Convention on Human Rights”.

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£29.50

Just Glass presents:

Colour, Form and Light

Saturday 22nd October @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Five internationally renowned glass artists – Heike Brachlow, Fiaz Elson, Kate Maestri, Bruno Romanelli and Elliot Walker – share the techniques they use to bring colour, form and light into their work.

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£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Jubilee Quartet

Sunday 23rd October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jubilee Quartet 2 (c) Kaupo Kikkas

Mozart: Quartet in E flat K428
Beethoven: Quartet in F minor Op.95 ‘Serioso’
Bartók: Quartet No.4 Sz.91

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Brilliant Banners and Mini-Mes: Family Event. £3.00

Monday 24th October @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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We have two giant banners to hang in Conway Hall to celebrate the excellent people that come here, including you! We want you to decorate them by creating an excellent mini-you. You’ll also have the opportunity to make a mini banner to take home.

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£5

Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

Phil Hine – A Phallic (K)night

Monday 24th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(c) Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

In this talk, Phil Hine examines the life of Richard Payne Knight. the key themes of “A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus” and its republication in the nineteenth century as both erotic and ethnographic text.

Phil Hine is an independent researcher and occult practitioner, he has been writing and lecturing on esoteric themes and practices for over thirty years.

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£25 - £30

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Understand Contemporary Society – Insights from the World Expert in Evolutionary Biology

Tuesday 25th October @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Understand Contemporary Society – Insights from the World Expert in Evolutionary Biology with Robert Trivers

Robert Trivers, ‘arguably today’s most original thinker in evolutionary theory’ (Richard Dawkins) joins the how to: Academy to apply the theories of evolutionary biology to some of the most complex issues of society and identity in the contemporary world.

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Lego® It Came From Outer Space: Family Event. £3.00

Friday 28th October @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Halloween is on its spooky way and this year we’ve gone for an alien theme for our Lego® activity. Come and make rockets, extra-terrestrials and space-robots to give our library a space-age vibe.

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LGBT Humanists presents:

Trans*figurations 3

Friday 28th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The third of LGBT Humanists series of annual Trans* focussed events.

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£20

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Susie Dent on Tribes

Sunday 30th October @ 11:20 am - 1:00 pm
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Join Britain’s best-loved word expert for a whirlwind tour of our modern tribes, from firefighters to flight attendants.

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£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Coriolan String Trio

Sunday 30th October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cariolan Trio

Beethoven: String Trio in G Op.9/1
Helen Grime: Aviary Sketches (after Joseph Cornell) (2014)
Mozart: Divertimento in E flat K563

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November 2016
£8 - £10

Istros Books & Conway Hall presents:

The Comedy of Life – With Jela Krečič and Slavoj Žižek

Tuesday 1st November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jela Krečič

Nigel Warburton and Slavoj Zizek join Jela Krecic to discuss her new novel, ‘None Like Her’, a hapless tale of the fruitless search for a perfect partner.

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£60-£75

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

a school of thought: a way with words

Wednesday 2nd November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A way with words 2016

Take part in a six-week project, critically exploring the power of language and the art of persuasive communication. In these Wednesday evening sessions you will be adopting a think-share-explore approach as you discuss your ideas and research findings, and decide on the content, format and design of posters/infographics/texts which will then be displayed in an exhibition at Conway Hall.

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The Conway Collective presents:

Le Grand Meaulnes – a reverie

Wednesday 2nd November @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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London 1905 … a girl playing the piano … dancers at a Fête Mystérieuse … a bewitched young Alain-Fournier yearns for lost love.

An outpouring of poetry, letters and song sow the seeds of his great novel, Le Grand Meaulnes, published in 1913, a year before he was killed in the Great War.

Cast includes Hannah Crighton, Anne-Sophie Marie and Russ Kallan.

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Free
£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

London Festival of Bulgarian Culture: Concert 1

Sunday 6th November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Julita Fasseva

Haydn: Piano Trio in G Hob.XV:25 ‘Gypsy’
Franz Drdla: Souvenir & Serenade in A major
Dobrinka Tabakova: Insight for string trio
Kreisler: La Gitana & Schön Rosmarin
Schubert: Quintet in A D667 ‘Trout’

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£7 - £3

Adlerian Society UK presents:

Positive Discipline in the Home, Adlerian Principles for Parents

Tuesday 8th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Joy Marchese

Recent research tells us that children are “hardwired” from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave. To be successful, contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills. Join us for an evening to discuss power struggles, sibling conflict, morning and bedtime hassles, and respectful and effective tools to replace shouting, nagging, bribing and punishment.

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£15

Tiernan Douieb in association with Conway Hall presents:

Stand Up For Refugees

Tuesday 8th November @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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A night of comedy to raise money for charity, Help Refugees UK.

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£5 - £10

Ideas Roadshow & Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – A Critical Conversation with Roger Penrose

Thursday 10th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Roger Penrose

Celebrated theoretical physicist Sir Prof Roger Penrose speaks with Ideas Roadshow host Howard Burton on the current and future state of theoretical physics in keeping with his latest book, Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe.

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Free

LGBT Humanists presents:

Peter tatchell – LGBT/Muslim solidarity – fight all hate!

Friday 11th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The veteran campaigner and human rights activist speaks about the need for a shared unity between all oppressed groups.

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£5

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Children’s Workshop with Alena Lugovkina (flautist)

Sunday 13th November @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alena Lugovkina

Alena will take the children on a musical journey including familiar and not-so-familiar pieces. There will be plenty of time for questions, too!

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£10

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Festival of Bulgarian Culture: Concert 2

Sunday 13th November @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ashley Wass (c) Patrick Allen

Dohnányi: Serenade for string trio Op.10
Smetana; Macbeth and the Witches
Pancho Vladigerov: Bulgarian Rhapsody ‘Vardar’ Op.16
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34

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£80 - £120

The British Science Association presents:

Culture Shock: Chapter 1

Thursday 17th November @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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For our first event, the British Science Association and Fun Palaces are partnering to bring together scientific and arts audiences, to look at how we can create a new culture.

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£16 - £20

London Fortean Society presents:

The Haunted Landscape: British Folklore and Ghosts

Saturday 19th November @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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As the days darken the London Fortean Society explores the folklore, ghosts and curses of the British Isles with the one-day symposium ‘The Haunted Landscape’. Authors, experts and researchers discuss ghosts, strange beasts and magic. From a talking mongoose to soul birds, moving megaliths in the landscape to witch marks in old buildings; fairy lore and ghosts.
Join us at Conway Hall to learn that the green and pleasant land we abide in has dark, strange and chilling other side.

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£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

London Festival of Bulgarian Culture: Concert 3

Sunday 20th November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ludmil Angelov

Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano
Pancho Vladigerov: Piano Trio Op.4
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Op.81

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£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Simon Callaghan & Friends

Sunday 27th November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Simon Callaghan, pianist
Photographed in London on 11 October 2011
Around Putney Bridge, St James's Church Piccadilly and Oh! Studios, Wells Street W1. 
Assistant: Peter Finlay
Commission by Mr Callaghan. Licensed to Mr Callaghan for all publicity and promotional use, no CD packaging use or 3rd party commercial use.

Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor Op.1/3
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat K493
Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.15

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£11.11 - £25.84

Festival of the Spoken Nerd & Conway Hall presents:

An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail

Tuesday 29th November @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The team behind Festival of the Spoken Nerd are putting on their biggest Evening of Unnecessary Detail so far; In collaboration with Conway Hall…

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December 2016
£5 - £10

Ideas Roadshow & Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

London Thinks – A Critical Conversation with John Elliott

Thursday 1st December @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
John Elliott

Sir John Elliott, Regius Professor Emeritus at Oxford University joins Ideas Roadshow host Howard Burton to discuss Spain, Catalan separatist movements past and present, and the life of a historian.

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£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Delta Piano Trio

Sunday 4th December @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Delta Piano Trio

Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No.1
Haydn: Trio in E minor HobXV:12
Mendelssohn: Trio in D minor Op.49

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£2 - £12

The Conway Collective presents:

The Testing Ground

Tuesday 6th December @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
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As part of the Conway Collective’s push to increase access with a wide range of groups, we are excited to announce an evening of innovative New Dance/theatre work by students on the BA Theatre & Performance Practice course at London Metropolitan University, heralding a new partnership between Conway Collective and the institution.

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£18 - £56.25

Chaz Royal presents:

World Burlesque Games 2016

Friday 9th December @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chaz Royal presents World Burlesque Games 2016 5th Annual International Competition of Burlesque & Variety for two Nights Only!

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£5

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Children’s Concert: Little Red Riding Hood

Sunday 11th December @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rebecca Kenny

Paul Patterson’s colourful setting of this classic fairytale, brought to life by musicians from the London Mozart Players and actress, Rebecca Kenny.

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£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Brook Street Band

Sunday 11th December @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brook Street Band (c) Dan Bridge 2

Bach: Trio Sonata BWV1038 in G
Handel: Cello Sonata in G
Leclair: L’Ainé Deuxieme Recréation de Musique d’une exécution facile Op.8 in G minor
Handel: Trio Sonata Op.2/1 in B minor
Rameau: Pièce de Clavecin en Concerts No.1
Telemann: Paris Quartet No.1 in D TWV43:D3

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Conway Memorial Lecture 2016 – Lawrence Krauss

Friday 16th December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Conway Memorial Lecture 2016: Lawrence Krauss – Hidden Realities: The Greatest Story Ever Told.. So Far

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£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble

Sunday 18th December @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
London Mozart Players credit James Laws-3

Mozart: Divertimento in D K136
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence Op.70

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January 2017
£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Existentialism

16th January 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

This course studies the work of several of the most famous existentialist thinkers.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Emotions and the Self

16th January 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

When you are angry or sad are you just having physical sensations? Or are anger or sadness, instead, ways of perceiving the situation you are in? Are emotions a distortion of our true (rational) nature, or essentially part of us? The way in which different philosophers have differently reconciled the cognitive and sensation aspects of emotion has always been closely bound up with different notions of what it means to be human. We examine theories about the self and its emotions from Homer to Sartre.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

German Idealism Reading Group

16th January 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

This course, running over two terms, will consider Fichte’s ‘Attempt at a New Presentation of the Wissenschaftslehre’ (1797-1798) and Schelling’s On the World Soul, A Hypothesis of Higher Physics (May 1798).

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Introduction to Philosophy

16th January 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

This is a general Introduction to Philosophy based on the individual course of the same name which is part of the University of London International Programme in Philosophy.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Walter Benjamin

16th January 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

The course will take a chronological and textual approach, starting with Benjamin’s writings from the mid/late 1920s and ending with his final text from 1940.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Philosophers of Otherness 1: Levinas, Foucault, Lacan

16th January 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

The course will introduce the three figures by focusing on close reading of one seminal text by each of them. We will begin with Totality and Infinity (1961) by Emmanuel Levinas; then examine The History of Sexuality, Volume 1 (1978) by Michel Foucault; and conclude by studying Jacques Lacan’s Ecrits (1966).

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London School of Philosophy presents:

Metaphors, Stories and Analogical Thinking

17th January 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

in this course, we will discuss the nature of thought, imagination and language use and the place of metaphors and analogical thinking in philosophical and intellectual activity.

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£20

London School of Philosophy presents:

Kant Reading Group

17th January 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

An interactive reading group. This year we will study Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Judgement.

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£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Religion and Politics

17th January 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

This course will consider philosophical explanations of what religion is, how its social and political effects can be described, and how it relates to political action, organisation and violence. We will discuss relevant thinkers and draw examples from traditions as diverse as Islam and Buddhism.

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London School of Philosophy presents:

Martin Heidegger

17th January 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

Martin Heidegger is amongst the most influential and important thinkers of the 20th Century. The first part of the course covers his magnum opus, Being and Time (1927). We then move on to consider his later writings on technology, art, and language.

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February 2017
£60 - £70

Storythings presents:

The Story 2017

17th February 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Story

The seventh The Story conference returns to Conway Hall on Friday, February 17th, 2017.

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£2 - £12

The Conway Collective presents:

Alan, Alec and Bert: A Solo Performance by David Izod

22nd February 2017 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
david_izod

A solo performance written and performed by David Izod.

This new 75 minute monologue tells the story of the men who came before David: his Dad, Alan; his grandfather Bert and his grandfather’s best friend Alec, whose sacrifice in the First World War allowed him to have his chance at life.

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Rhinegold LIVE presents:

Rhinegold LIVE: Melvyn Tan

28th February 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Melvyn Tan. Photo credit: Sheila Rock

We join Melvyn Tan’s 60th birthday celebrations, exploring a new work written for his 60th year by Jonathan Dove, and repertoire featured on his new Onyx disc, due for release September 2016.

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March 2017
£2 - £5

The Conway Collective presents:

The Testing Ground – a Dance Theatre Performance

13th March 2017 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
8 Feb workshop

This performance is the culmination of a workshop series by Testing Ground.

An accessible, refreshing experience is assured, exploring techniques and ideas that draw on games, flocking, science, gender representations, tango, art, and storytelling.

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April 2017
£90 - £120

London School of Philosophy presents:

Art and Phenomenology

24th April 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of the complexity of everyday life. Art too can be understood as grappling with the same problems. Using Western Philosophers from Immanuel Kant to Hubert Dreyfus, as well as some philosophers of the Eastern tradition, including Kakuzo and El-Bizri, we’ll examine the overlap between art and philosophy.

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London School of Philosophy presents:

Problems in Philosophy: a discussion class

24th April 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

In what circumstances would you save the lives of five people by letting one person die? How free are you? Are you the same person you were twenty years ago? In any case, who on earth are you? This course will consist of debating these and other philosophical questions and thought experiments.

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London School of Philosophy presents:

Pragmatism

24th April 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

Pragmatism is the uniquely American contribution to the history of philosophy. Its origins are strongly humanistic, and we first discuss the way in which this is developed in the work of C.S. Peirce, William James and John Dewey.

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London School of Philosophy presents:

Philosophers of Otherness 2: Girard, Ricoeur, Derrida

24th April 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

We will explore the ideas of three contemporary thinkers who argue that the character of our existence is truly defined by our stance towards others. We will focus on: Violence and the Sacred (1972) by Rene Girard; The Conflict of Interpretations(1969) by Paul Ricoeur; and Of Grammatology (1967) by Jacques Derrida.

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London School of Philosophy presents:

Philosophy of Science

25th April 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

What is science? What is the relationship between philosophy and science? What does it mean that there are many competing different models of scientific explanation? How do new concepts, such as “emergence”, “complexity” and “chaos”, change the nature of scientific and philosophical discourse?

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London School of Philosophy presents:

Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics

25th April 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

Are we genuinely capable of non-egoistic, altruistic action? What are our responsibilities to future generations? What claim do starving populations have on us? When, if at all, is torture justified? Is free speech an unconditional right? Is whistleblowing an act of greater corporate loyalty? Is lying worse than other forms of intentional deception? Should euthanasia be legalised in the UK? When is it legitimate, or required, to challenge authority?

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London School of Philosophy presents:

Explaining Human Behaviour

25th April 2017 @ 11:00 pm
London School of Philosophy

Why did the chicken cross the road? This course will introduce several different approaches to explaining human behaviour, including philosophy, genetics, evolutionary biology and neuroscience. We will critically discuss their usefulness and apply them to examples of behaviour such as aggressive, competitive and sexual behaviours.

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