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Sunday Assembly

1st & 3rd Sundays, 11:00

Sunday Assembly presents

London Assembly

Come along to sing SONGS, hear TALKS, share TEA and CAKE and enjoy COMMUNITY with 400 others. 

It's for everyone who wants to LIVE BETTER, HELP OFTEN and WONDER MORE.

Entry Free/Donation.

See you soon down there.

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Talks & Lectures

The Ethical and Economic Case for Socialism

Sun 1 Feb 2015, 11.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents

Jerry Jones

The concept of surplus labour – that is labour performed over and above that required to fulfil immediate consumption needs – will be used to explain: first, how economic development happens; second, why the current capitalist system, as a result of the appropriation of surplus labour, is both unethical and inefficient economically; and third, why a market system based on various forms of common ownership – which is identified as the underlying economic basis for socialism – is not only more efficient economically, but also more ethical because it is able to eliminate the appropriation of surplus labour.

Jerry was an academic at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and at King’s College London, specialising in the economic development of underdeveloped countries, and economic, social and agricultural policies related to food security and nutrition. His publications include, Resources and Industry in Tanzania: Use, Abuse and Misuse, academic papers on food policy, technology and economic development, as well as various pamphlets, and some 200 articles on economics as a columnist for the Morning Star. He is a member of the Left Economics Advisory Panel, the Economics Commission of the Communist Party, and Chair of the Labour Land Campaign.

If you would like to comment on this event please visit our Ethical Record section.

Doors 10.30. Entry £3, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members

Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.

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Talks & Lectures

Close Up II: The Relevance of The Collective

Thu 5 Feb 2015, 19:00

The Old Girls' Club presents

Close Up II: The Relevance of The Collective

The Relevance of the Collective will investigate the role of the collective within the photography industry, from establishing and co-ordinating to how they effect an individuals work.

Our speakers will discuss their own experiences and opinions of collectives as well as answer questions from the audience and debate hot topics we face within the world of photography that we face on a daily basis. 

Our speakers and panellists hail from all corners of the industry and will give a critical insight to the industry we work in as well as provide some sound advice for the those who want to hone their trade.

Anita Corbin -1st Women UK

London Alternative Photographic Collective

Jenny Lewis

Emma Taylor - Creative Advice Network

Made In Arts London

After the talks and Q&A you will also get a chance to network with our inspirational speakers as well as other influential guests from across the industry, giving you the chance to make some new contacts and maybe even start up your own collective...

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Tickets: Free

Small cash donations will be graciously accepted on the night of the event to go towards our supporters at Conway Hall who generously provided the venue to us for this seminar. We hope to pass on any donations from the night to the staff of Conway Hall who've helped us put this together and who continue to do amazing work within the community. 

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Talks & Lectures

So, there is no God. Is that so?

Sun 8 Feb 2015, 11.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents

Prof. Anthony O’Neill and Ms. Dominique Williams

This event, going against the grain of the Conway Hall Ethical Society, considers two different views of the monotheistic “God”. One is given by Anthony O’Neill, Siemens Professor of Microelectronics at Newcastle University, who will invite us to reconsider the very atheistic foundations on which our Society was formed by saying what being a Christian means to him. The second view will be a quite different perspective given by Dominique Williams, who will argue that both notions have more in common than first meets the eye and she will challenge you to readdress your convictions. Both will take questions and comments and doubtless stoutly defend their respective corners.

Anthony O'Neill is Siemens Professor at Newcastle University. In 1994 he was Visiting Scientist at MIT where he pioneered research on a new generation of silicon chip devices.  In 2002 he became a Royal Society Industry Fellow with Atmel.  He was visiting professor at EPFL (Switzerland) in 2009.  He is the director of nanoLAB, Newcastle’s Nano-science and Technology Research Centre, a Fellow of the IET and a director of the National Microelectronics Institute.  He took a leading role in establishing eFutures (, a national network aiming to maximise the impact of UK electronics research.  His research interests span a wide range and include taking silicon into new areas such as the bio-electronic interface and into neuroscience.

Dominique Williams  Not a professor, not a doctor, not an author. Not in politics, not in the media, not in banking. Neither a philosopher but likes to gaze at life "through the looking glass" of philosophy. So maybe the soul of a poet. After 30 years in teaching and for the last 3 years caring for someone with Alzheimer's, she constantly learns to approach life from a different angle, and to keep on wondering.

If you would like to comment on this event please visit our Ethical Record section.

Doors 10.30. Entry £3, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available.

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Where did you come from?

Wed 11th Feb 2015, 19:00

The Central London Humanist Group presents

"Where did you come from?" by Jeffrey Herrmann 

"Where Did You Come From?   From Genealogy to Genes ... From Family History to the History of our Species "

Jeffrey has given talks to CLHG in the past, and we are delighted that he has agreed to talk to us again, on one of his favourite topics.

Jeffrey is a retired American trial lawyer who has lived in London and been a member of CLHG since 2008. Jeff earned two university degrees in physics before attending law school. As a trial attorney, Jeff frequently presented expert witness testimony concerning scientific, medical and engineering subjects to lay juries.  He especially enjoyed exposing “junk science” propounded by unscrupulous expert witnesses. Since retiring and moving to London, Jeff has spent his leisure time pursuing all the scientific and philosophical questions he never had time to study while working.

Doors open at 6.30 pm for talk at 7.00 p.m.

Please arrive early to have a glass of wine from our CLHG Charity Wine Bar find your seat and chat with other members.

All profit from the wine bar will go to Jeff's chosen charity Crisis.

All our talks are open to the general public and free to attend but we ask those who can to make a donation of what they can afford to cover the costs of room and equipment hire and help keep our talks free to all.

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Blood Donation

12 February - 13 March 2015

The Next National Blood Donation dates at Conway Hall are:

Mon 21st Jul, 2014 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Wed 10th Sep, 2014 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Mon 17th Nov, 2014 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Thu 12th Feb, 2015 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Fri 13th Mar, 2015 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Appointments can be made.

Please check the Blood Donation website for up-to-date details of information and times, as they can change from the previously advertised dates.

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