To close our spring 2022 series of concerts, Director of Music Simon Callaghan teams up with Conway Hall favourite, cellist Ashok Klouda and Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Joint Concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
An evening of poetry and prose, exploring the world and works of Walt Whitman, America’s ‘poet of democracy’. Uncover the intertwined history of Whitman and Conway Hall, and experience London’s first performance of Whitman on Walls! – a new show weaving together film and live poetry performance.
Thinking On Sunday: Expansion Rebellion – Stop the Third Runway, Save the World
This is a story of hope in the face of widespread consternation over the global climate crisis. Celeste Hicks traces the dramatic story of how campaigning lawyers prepared the case to stop Heathrow Airport’s third runway.
Ethical Matters: Polling UnPacked – The History, Uses and Abuses of Political Opinion Polls
Opinion polls dominate media coverage of politics, especially elections. But how do the polls work? Mark Pack gives us the full story, from the first rudimentary polls in the nineteenth century, to the very latest techniques and controversies of recent years.
England On Fire: A Visual Journey Through England’s Psychic Landscape
Mat Osman (founding member of Suede, author of The Ruins) and world-renowned image hunter Stephen Ellcock discuss anarchic magic of their collaboration England on Fire. A mind-blowing selection of text exploring magic and mazes, ghosts and gardens, shipwrecks and cities.
Thinking On Sunday: Do Right and Fear No One: Birmingham Bombings to Grenfell
Inspired from a young age to help the marginalised and voiceless, Leslie Thomas QC has dedicated his career to fighting for the underdog and holding the State to account. He presents an intimate and personal record of some of the most significant, controversial and disturbing legal cases of the last fifty years.
Ethical Matters: Overruled: Confronting Our Vanishing Democracy in 8 Cases
British democracy is on trial. We can no longer hold our leaders to account; the state has too much power; and the truth doesn’t matter at all. At a crucial juncture for British governance, barrister Sam Fowles urges us not to take our freedoms for granted.
Thinking On Sunday: Fallen Idols: Twelve Statues That Made History
Statues are one of the most visible – and controversial – forms of historical storytelling. Alex von Tunzelmann looks at twelve statues in modern history; why they were put up; the stories they were supposed to tell; why those stories were challenged; and how they came down.
Can Your Identity Survive The 21st Century? - Tracey Follows
In this online talk, futurist Tracey Follows explores the new ideas and technological advances that will shape our world and our identities. Conway Hall, London: Where Ethics Matter. To find out more about our programme of talks and concerts, visit conwayhall.org.uk or find us on social media. Conway Hall is a registered charity and as such we are reliant on donations, now more than ever. You can learn more about our origins and history, join our mailing list, make a donation or even become a member of the Ethical Society by visiting conwayhall.org.uk/donation. And if you enjoyed this podcast, don’t forget to like and subscribe.
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