Library by Peter Guenzel
Conway Hall has a rich history as a site of progressive thinking, philosophical reflection and music appreciation.
Currently in autumn 2013 there is opportunity to take these courses.
22 October - 26 November 2013
If you have ever said ‘I love music, but I’m not musical’ – this is for you!
"This is an innovative series which develops interest and understanding of music and can be enjoyed by people of all musical knowledge and ability, from the beginner to the advanced" - Audience Member, MusicUpClose II
MusicUpClose returns in a new series of performing events based at Conway Hall. Professional musicians and postgraduate students from Trinity Laban will be helping to illuminate not only specific pieces of classical music, but also the way in which they think about music and performing.
Alternatives to Religion
Tue 8 October - 5 November 2013, 19.00
A five week lecture series covering five of Britain's radical thinkers, philosophers and activists.
Seven experts, historians and archivists give indepth background to some of the most radical thinkers of the Victorian era.
- Stefan Dickers on George Jacob Holyoake
- Deborah Lavin & Bryan Niblett on Charles Bradlaugh
- Prof Greg Claeys on John Stuart Mill
- Dr Laura Schwartz on Mrs Harriet Law
- Louise Raw and Marie Terrier on Mrs Annie Besant
Produced in conjunction with The Socialist History Society and The Freethought History Research Group, Alternatives to Religion will give great insight to these unsung heroes of free thought.