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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall

October 2017
Being the Story
Friday 20th October

 Being the Story is a one-day immersive storytelling event featuring the powerful stories of inspirational individuals

Tue, 11th Jul, 2017

Using Gandhi’s teachings as inspiration, what is the meaning of nonviolence as a form of political action and how does it work? Dr Shahrar Ali characterises and assesses what is as much of a legitimate question of our times as it was in his day. He will also explore the question of whether violence can coexist with nonviolence as part of an all-embracing account of political action.

Thu, 7th Sep, 2017

Barristers Kathryn Cronin and Louise Hooper of Garden Court Chambers discuss slavery in Britain today.

Who are the victims, where do they come from, how are they recognised and what are we doing about it?

Thu, 7th Sep, 2017

In this India-UK year of culture, how is changing India reflected in journalism, arts and performance based collaborative projects?

Thu, 7th Sep, 2017

This in-the-round event brings together four speakers to ask each other how they perceive the United (or Disunited) Kingdom. Each speaker will have an association with either England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and each will have varying specialisms. They will bring to the conversation a variety of constitutional standpoints.

Thu, 7th Sep, 2017

Black Consciousness feminist cultural producer Simmi Dullay, PhD researchers Oana Pârvan (Goldsmiths) and Gitanjali Pyndiah (Goldsmiths) with Nydia Swaby (SOAS) bring their art praxis and  research to discuss the commonality and differences in knowledge production of the global South, decolonization and the presence of the colonial knowledge systems inherited as residues of 500 years of European colonization.

Thu, 7th Sep, 2017
Saturday 28th October

The Astonishing Legacy of a Legendary Black Atheist and Civil Rights Activist with speaker Dr Michelle Asantewa.

Mon, 14th Aug, 2017
November 2017
ModMag 2017
Thursday 2nd November

It’s with great pleasure that we can announce our annual editorial conference, The Modern Magazine will be returning this autumn for another jam-packed day of talks from designers, editors and publishers.

Tue, 11th Jul, 2017

One of the greatest and strangest phenomena of recent times is the rise of Uri Geller and the belief that minds can bend metal. This special presentation by Ian Rowland, with live demonstrations, tells the whole story from a unique perspective.

Tue, 26th Sep, 2017

In this talk Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus will outline a radical new plan to fix global capitalism and create a new economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment and Zero Carbon Emissions.

Mon, 21st Aug, 2017

Are Muslims and humanists/atheists, irreconcilable enemies? Looking beyond the simple belief/unbelief divide, where are there fundamental differences? Where is there common ground? What can Muslims and atheists do to help make our plural society work better? 

Mon, 11th Sep, 2017

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world and garnered outstanding critical acclaim for her recordings, receiving the Critic’s Choice Award in the 2011 Classic BRIT Awards for her…

Mon, 21st Aug, 2017

Michael Rosen has a new memoir, So They Call You Pisher! In this conversation with Daniel Hahn, Rosen recalls the first twenty-three years of his life. Born in the North London suburbs, his parents, Harold and Connie, both teachers, first met as teenage Communists in the 1930s Jewish East End. The…

Thu, 3rd Aug, 2017

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. Join us at Conway Hall to learn that the green and pleasant land we abide in has dark, strange and chilling other side.

Tue, 19th Sep, 2017

Windy Dryden: In this session I will discuss what I call “Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations” and demonstrate one with a volunteer from the audience. This work has its roots in Adler’s practice of interviewing children and their parents briefly in front of an audience and Albert Ellis’s Friday Night Workshop.

Wed, 20th Sep, 2017
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