Jim Walsh - Chief Executive Officer
I first discovered Conway Hall and Conway Hall Ethical Society in the autumn of 2010. At that time, I realised I had discovered an entity both professionally interesting and personally engaging. Put very simply, the amazement I felt at discovering that there was such a thing as an 'ethical society' galvanised me to apply for the role of Chief Executive Officer.
My sincere hope is that many of you will also discover Conway Hall and find something to enrich or intrigue you. From our atmospheric Library to our fascinating programme of Sunday Lectures, there is something for everyone. There are our historic Sunday Concerts, with a breathtaking pedigree, our courses on Humanism, delivered with panache by lecturers from London School of Philosophy, and then there are our hirers who take over our spaces and dance Salsa and Tango or debate Human Rights issues and have festivals!
There is so much. Have a look for yourselves and let me know what you think: email@example.com
Chris Bratcher - Chair of Conway Hall Ethical Society
As my academic subject was philosophy, dare I say I thought I had found the nearest thing to Heaven on a Sunday morning when I discovered the Society some twenty odd years ago - and it turned out to be a lot less boring than that.
The Society started as, and remains, a community, rich in history, opinion and personalities. Ethics - and Humanism, are ultimately about people flourishing. For us as a Society to collectively do so depends on those who come to our talks and concerts (and also to our rooms' hirers' events) finding the experience rewarding, often by getting the opportunity to engage in worthwhile discussion as appropriate within or after an event. They then may come to join our community as members, and, hopefully, will become willing and able to participate in the governance of the Society through its General Committee and Advisory Groups.
My aim as Chair, in addition to my role as a trustee, is to foster the opportunities and facilities for people to not be mere 'customers' for our fare, and for them to enjoy and engage with the Conway Hall ethos and community, and take this path to participation.