Chris Purnell will discuss the changes envisaged by the Ministry of Justice in their recent consultation paper, e.g. as to the composition of Tribunal panels and the effect of some changes which have already taken place such as the imposition of fees on workers who wish to start claims in Employment Tribunals. There will be reference to ideas such as the ‘virtual court’ and the reconfiguration of the Ministry of Justice’s Court estate, but the prime object of the talk will be to raise questions e.g. Are the current reforms anything more than a cost saving exercise? What reforms really will improve the quality of justice and for whom?
London Thinks – An Intimate Conversation with Roger Penrose
Celebrated theoretical physicist Sir Prof Roger Penrose speaks with Ideas Roadshow host Howard Burton on the current and future state of theoretical physics in keeping with his latest book, Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe.
On the evening of Thursday 10th November Mencap will be hosting a Planning for the Future event at Conway Hall. The event will provide free information on how families and carers can ensure that someone with a learning disability is taken care of when they are no longer around, by making a suitable will or setting up a trust.
Join 5x15 as Professor Jim Al-Khalili considers aliens, alongside four other curious minds who have all contributed to his new book on the topic. If you've ever looked up into the starry sky and wondered 'are we alone?' then this event might just be for you.
Featuring: Dallas Campbell, Adam Rutherford, Lewis Dartnell & Louisa Preston
Positive Discipline in the Home, Adlerian Principles for Parents
Recent research tells us that children are “hardwired” from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave. To be successful, contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills. Join us for an evening to discuss power struggles, sibling conflict, morning and bedtime hassles, and respectful and effective tools to replace shouting, nagging, bribing and punishment.
Gona Saed was forced to flee Iraqi - Kurdistan in 1998 because of her active involvement in campaigning for human and women's rights. She has lived in the UK since then and is currently Project Development Manager of the Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation, a UK Charity based in London. She co-founded several organisations including the Independent Women Organisation in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1993, and the Kurdistan Secular centre in 2015, which will be the main the focus of her talk.
How To: Change your Morning, Transform your Life with Hal Elrod
Join Hal Elrod, US no 1 bestselling author of Miracle Morning, now widely regarded as one of the most life changing books ever written, to learn how to create a new morning routine that will transform your life.
London 1905 ... a girl playing the piano ... dancers at a Fête Mystérieuse ... a bewitched young Alain-Fournier yearns for lost love.
An outpouring of poetry, letters and song sow the seeds of his great novel, Le Grand Meaulnes, published in 1913, a year before he was killed in the Great War.
Cast includes Hannah Crighton, Anne-Sophie Marie and Russ Kallan.
George Ross Memorial Lecture 2016: MM McCabe: Virtue, Ageing and Failing
An event hosted by Philosophy for All
The George Ross Memorial Lecture 2016: Prof. MM McCabe: Virtue, Ageing and Failing followed by The 2016 Philosophy Now Award for Contributions to the Fight Against Stupidity: Prof. Peter Singer (by video link).
Dr Adotey Bing-Pappoe will argue that there are important advances in technology that are making a cooperative and sharing economy easier to achieve. There is also a growing awareness of the potential of cooperatives as a way of economic organising, and a rising tide of cooperative formation around the world (USA, UK, Greece, Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay and India). However, the world is not moving effortlessly towards a cooperative commonwealth. A cooperative outcome is only likely to be achieved if it is struggled for.
Join the London Fortean Society for a two-and-a-half-hour ghost walk. You will hear of alleged haunted pubs and tube stations, Oliver Cromwell’s undead walk, the ghosts of Senate House, an angry table, a malevolent Egyptian mummy, a doppelgänger in Lincolns Inn, the curse of the forty steps in Bloomsbury and much more.
Understand Contemporary Society – Insights from the World Expert in Evolutionary Biology
Robert Trivers, ‘arguably today’s most original thinker in evolutionary theory’ (Richard Dawkins) joins the how to: Academy to apply the theories of evolutionary biology to some of the most complex issues of society and identity in the contemporary world.
Dr Meg-John Barker on “Queer! What is it and why is it relevant to everyone?”
In this talk Meg-John Barker draws on their recent comic book Queer: A Graphic History to introduce the idea of queer and to discuss why it's relevant to everybody, not just to those who we might conventionally think of as being queer.
In this talk, Phil Hine examines the life of Richard Payne Knight. the key themes of "A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus" and its republication in the nineteenth century as both erotic and ethnographic text.
Phil Hine is an independent researcher and occult practitioner, he has been writing and lecturing on esoteric themes and practices for over thirty years.
Brilliant Banners and Mini-Mes: Family Event. £3.00
We have two giant banners to hang in Conway Hall to celebrate the excellent people that come here, including you! We want you to decorate them by creating an excellent mini-you. You’ll also have the opportunity to make a mini banner to take home.
Removing the Legal Chains of Violence against Women
A performance on the gap between the legal understanding of violence against women and how women experience it and on the role of legal language in enforcing that gap. Performed by Natalie Ohana and Avigail Tlalim.
A first exposure to the German language with a 45-minute lesson for absolute beginners with Lingua Diversa Group.
Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn German with communicative and fun activities!
The School of Life: Communicate Better in your Relationships
In this class from The School of Life, relationship psychologist Susan Quilliam will consider the importance of what is said and unsaid in any intimate exchange. How can we say what we mean and defuse resentments before they become catastrophic?
Posters and signs re/de-signed by artist adamram.
Walking through the city streets, we are surrounded by texts – many of which we may see but don’t really pay attention to – which present a simulated, idealised version of how things are. Armed with scrap paper, markers, scissors and masking tape, artist adamram spent a few months re/de-signing posters and signs, to show alternative views and statements – sometimes politically-charged, sometimes context/content-specific, sometimes random, sometimes silly. FREE – Just Turn Up
In this interactive installation by philologist Valeria Valotto, visitors are invited to experience the different ways the concepts of fear and wonder are expressed in different languages and cultures. By moving in different corners of the room and by wearing clothes and shoes symbolising a specific culture, visitors are encouraged to ‘see’ and ‘feel’ fear and wonder in different ways.
The Role of Language in Understanding Sexual Behaviour
Dr. Cicely Marston, Associate Professor in Social Science at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discusses her research. The focus of this talk will look at the role of language in sexual behaviour, particularly of young people transitioning into adulthood.
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