Conway Hall is owned by the charity Conway Hall Ethical Society and was first opened in 1929. The name was chosen in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway (1832 – 1907), anti-slavery advocate, out-spoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine.
Our Library holds the Ethical Society’s collection, which is the largest and most comprehensive Humanist Research resource of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Conway Hall is Where Ethics Matter
We curate, support and facilitate people and ideas that make ethics matter in the world.
We do this by hosting talks, concerts, exhibitions, courses, performances, community and social events, as well as through our learning programme.
Together, we are:
Creative • we believe in the power of creativity and culture to stretch our minds.
Diverse • we celebrate the benefits of many viewpoints and those working together for common goals & minority rights.
Historic • we embrace our history and share our heritage, in order to build a platform for future progress.
Human • we believe in the power of people solving problems together to build the world we want to live in.
Kind • we seek to avoid causing harm, preferring options which benefit people and help them to live freely.