Photographer in Residence

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Grace Gelder

Since the start of 2017, Grace Gelder has been developing a series of photography related-events at Conway Hall inspired by the legacy and history of the building, as our Photographer in Residence.

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Collaborative Doctoral Award

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Jessica Beck

The Women Musicians at South Place Ethical Society, 1900 – 1920. As part of our commitment to our charitable object, the advancement of study, research and education in humanist ethical principles, we have partnered with Royal Northern College of Music on a collaborative doctoral award. The aim of the project is to look at…

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Conway Actants

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A site responsive project at Conway Hall Conway Actants was a project that aimed to make Conway Hall accessible for artistic intervention and therefore ultimately aimed to increase awareness of an organisation with an extraordinary history of ethics and freethinking in Britain. An artistic and curatorial collaboration between Deborah Gardner…

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Alternatives to Religion

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A collaboration between Bishopsgate Institute and Conway Hall. Over an 18 month period the archival project, Alternatives to Religion, at Conway Hall and the Bishopsgate Institute has now been completed. Many treasures were discovered after being painstakingly catalogued by Nicky Hilton. The archives are now available online from the websites of the…

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Volunteers are an essential and respected part of the Library & Archives team, helping to organise and catalogue our book collections and assist in the day to day running of the library. We also have volunteers from The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) who since November…

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Conway Collective

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The Conway Collective is Conway Hall’s group of resident performance makers, creating and curating work around the building, from live art and spoken word to dance spectaculars. Funded by Arts Council England the Collective also hosts the Conway Cohort, up and coming dancers who are mentored and given rehearsal space…

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Black and white photo of Conway Hall interior.

Our ambition at Conway Hall is to make our collections accessible to an audience beyond those researchers and members of the public able to visit our library in person. We have begun this process by making available every edition of our journal, The Ethical Record, dating back to 1895, and…

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The Friends of Red Lion Square

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Conway Hall is a partner in the Bloomsbury Squared Programme, led by Camden Council, looking at new and innovative approaches in the use, operation and management of nine of the Bloomsbury Squares. Camden Council is one of 11 ‘park trailblazers’ awarded funding from the Rethinking Parks Programme run by Nesta, the…

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Blackham Fellowship

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The Blackham Fellowships were named for Harold Blackham (1903-2009), appointed lecturer to the South Place Ethical Society (now Conway Hall Ethical Society), first executive director of the British Humanist Association, co-founder and first Secretary of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and Honorary Associate and former director of the Rationalist Association….

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South London Women Artists

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Finders Keepers Losers Weepers: Archaeology of mind and memory Finders Keepers Losers Weepers was an Arts Council funded residency initiated by South London Women Artists. The site specific residency was inspired by the creative and independent thought and free speech that is at the foundation of the Conway Hall Ethical Society.

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