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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

March 2016
Free

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Red Kimono

Friday 4th March - Wednesday 31st August
Red Kimono Theobalds Road

The second exhibition of Red Kimono at Conway Hall marks the 5th anniversary of the catastrophic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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May 2016
Free

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

The Political is Personal by Anna Berry

Sunday 1st May - Monday 1st August
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Artist Anna Berry’s ‘The Political is Personal’ exhibition was conceived around the time of the last general election. Anna constructed wreaths from election fliers from all the political parties.

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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 image

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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£130 - £190

Lingua Diversa Group presents:

Language courses in Spanish, Italian, French, Brazilian-Portuguese and German

Monday 18th July @ 12:00 pm - Saturday 24th September @ 9:05 pm
Lingua Diversa Group

Language courses in Spanish, Italian, French, Brazilian-Portuguese and German

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£8

Pexava Salsa presents:

Pexava Salsa

Thursday 28th July @ 7:15 am - 10:30 pm
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Pexava Holborn at the wonderful Conway Hall, Central London.

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Free

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Lego® Town Family Event

Friday 29th July @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Come along to Conway Hall Library and help us to build a city of awesome structures. It might be a house for a dinosaur, a secret lair for the minions or a factory for making chocolate … See where your imagination takes you!

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Free
£2 - £3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Spreading Humanism to South Asia

Sunday 31st July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Babu Gogineni

Past Director of the International Humanist & Ethical Union, Babu Gogineni, talks about Spreading Humanism to South Asia.

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£10

The Psychedelic Society presents:

Psychedelics and Nonduality

Sunday 31st July @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
nonduality

At this event, the Psychedelic Society, along with Peter Russell and Bernardo Kastrup, attempt to answer questions on the origins of consciousness.

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August 2016
£10

Expanding Circles presents:

Success: Luck or hard work? – An insight into how we achieve success

Tuesday 9th August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
expanding circles

Success: Luck or hard work? – An insight into how we achieve success. A workshop from Expanding Circles.

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Free

Mencap presents:

Planning for the Future

Thursday 11th August @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mencap

Mencap host a free event to provide free information on how families and carers can ensure that someone with a learning disability is taken care of when they are no longer around.

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Free

Centre of Pan African Thought presents:

Pan Africanism in Practice – Strategy Session

Thursday 11th August @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Centre of Pan African Thought

Building on the dialogue and the inspirational oratory of a panel and our attendees, all are cordially invited to a planning and strategy session with The Centre of Pan African Thought. This is your chance to meet, sit, and input into the future and purpose of the organisation.

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Free

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

I Am Conway Hall: Family Event

Friday 12th August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Conway Hall is a place for everyone. Help us to make a massive banner for Conway Hall using yourself as inspiration to decorate it. You’ll also get to make a mini banner to take home.

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£3

Central London Humanists presents:

Should humanists eat animals?

Wednesday 17th August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phil Walder

As a Humanist, Phil Walder believes in the ‘Human Project’ and is fascinated by the incredible ingenuity of our species. However, he doesn’t believe that the future success of the human race should be at the expense of the other species that share this planet, and the health of our environment. He argues that, apart from the moral questions about killing and eating animals, the best thing that each of us can do for the planet, is to become vegetarian.

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Free

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Red Lion Re-imagined Family Event

Friday 19th August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Lion Square 18th C small

Help us to reimagine Red Lion Square. Come along and decorate our four foot high panel silhouettes of the square and the people that live and work here.

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£8

Pexava Salsa presents:

Pexava Salsa

Thursday 25th August @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
salsa-london-conway-hall

Pexava Salsa Holborn at the wonderful Conway Hall, Central London.

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September 2016
Free

Rhinegold LIVE presents:

Rhinegold LIVE: Ilona Domnich

Tuesday 6th September @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Ilona Domnich

In this recital, Ilona Domnich will explore the characters and musical interpretations of her operatic heroines, as celebrated in her recent Signum disc, Surrender: Voices of Persephone; ‘my operatic women and their voices help me examine their journeys and choices.’

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£15 - £40

Penguin Living presents:

Careers 360 Immersion Day by Penguin Living

Sunday 11th September @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
penguin living

Penguin Living’s Careers 360 provides you with all the tools, tips and tactics to make the most from the world of work, whether you’re looking for that first job, looking for a promotion, starting out on your own or returning to work.

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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Gémeaux Quartet

Sunday 11th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gémeaux Quartet (c) Helge Zucker-Nawrot 5

Haydn: Quartet in F minor Op.20/5
Mendelssohn: Four Pieces for String Quartet Op.81
Brahms: String Quartet in A minor Op.51/2

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£7 - £12

The Martin Ryle Trust and Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Islam and the West: a personal perspective — a lecture by Sir Michael Atiyah, OM FRS

Wednesday 14th September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sir Michael Atiyah

Sir Michael Atiyah, OM, FRS, will discuss the relationship between Islam and the West, building on his personal involvement. He will emphasise the cultural, scientific and commercial interactions over the centuries, including ethical, political and security aspects.

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£5

Conway Hall Ethical Society & London Fortean Society presents:

From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor

Wednesday 14th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fortean Hawksmoor Conway

Owen Hopkins explores how and why this mythology has grown up around Hawksmoor and his work and how it relates to the real historical figure.

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£15

Russell Davies presents:

Interesting 2016

Thursday 15th September @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Building 1000 moustraps

The return of the Interesting Conference 2016.

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£95 - £195

sounddelivery presents:

Being the Story

Friday 16th September @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
being the story

Being the Story is a one day event featuring the stories of 10 inspirational individuals which will spark conversations, challenge perceptions and provoke ideas.

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Free

Free Verse presents:

Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair 2016

Saturday 17th September @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Free Verse Poetry Book Fair

Free Verse is an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more. Celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK, publishers both large and small, both experimental and traditional, display and sell their work direct to the public.

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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Trio Isimsiz

Sunday 18th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trio Isimsiz 2 (c) Kaupo Kikkas

Mozart: Trio in E K542
Fauré: Trio in D minor Op.120
Schumann: Trio No.3 in G minor Op.110

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£80

Claire McGowan presents:

How to write a novel (and get published)

Saturday 24th September @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Once Upon A Time

How to write a novel (and get published) with author, Claire McGowan.

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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Alauda Quartet

Sunday 25th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alauda Quartet

Haydn: Quartet in G Op.76/1
Borodin: Quartet No.2 in D
Debussy: Quartet in G minor Op.10

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£8

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Pexava Salsa

Thursday 29th September @ 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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Salsa Dancing at Pexava Holborn

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£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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October 2016
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
Britten: Sunday Morning from Four Sea Interludes, Op.33a, 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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£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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£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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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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£11.50 - £13

Snowline Media presents:

Reel Rock Film Tour – London

Tuesday 11th October @ 8:00 pm - Thursday 13th October @ 10:30 pm
reel rock 2016

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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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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£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
going to strasbourg

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
colour-form light

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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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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£25 - £30

how to: Academy presents:

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 Sunday Concerts presents:

Cariolan 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

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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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
culture shock

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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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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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
AEOUD

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

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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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 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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£90 - £120

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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£90 - £120

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

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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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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£90 - £120

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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£90 - £120

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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£90 - £120

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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£90 -£120

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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