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Upcoming Lectures and Events

Selfie:

2 Jul 17

Putin in Perspective

2 Jul 17

Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

5 Jul 17

Art for Our Sake

9 Jul 17

Outskirts – Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt

10 Jul 17

Previous Lectures and Events

Get the Talking Mongoose

6 Jun 17

The Green Children of Woolpit

16 May 17

JOHN GRAY ON MARS AND VENUS

14 May 17

Deception Day: Hoaxes, Lies and Fake News

1 Apr 17

Jack Monroe on Greed

12 Mar 17

Ruby Wax’s Guide to Saner Living

8 Jan 17

'Islamic law and the challenges of modernity' by Salah al-Ansari

16 Nov 16

Integrated education is under attack

19 Oct 16

Gambling, the most addictive drug? by Rumit Somaiya

28 Sep 16

Should Humanists Eat Animals?

17 Aug 16

A History of Life After Death

26 Jul 16

Myths about the Government's Preventing Violent Extremism by Tehmina Kazi

20 Jul 16

God - the greatest placebo ever sold by Colin Brewer from Secular Medical Forum

15 Jun 16

How to be a science teacher

20 Apr 16

A Humanistic Perspective on the Caste System in India and the UK

16 Mar 16

50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Redefining Narratives of Contemporary Culture

27 Feb 16

A Humanistic Perspective on the Caste System in India and the UK

17 Feb 16

London is Dating: City Love and Urban Lust

27 Jan 16

Theodore Zeldin on Life's Hidden Pleasures

24 Jan 16

Roger Scruton on Love and Sex

13 Dec 15

London Is Drinking

30 Nov 15

Find out what researchers are saying about humanists

18 Nov 15

London is Wild

2 Nov 15

London is Wild: Wildlife and Landscape in the City

2 Nov 15

Street Epistemology

21 Oct 15

From Jesus & Mo to Charlie Hebdo

23 Sep 15

Faith Schools. Fair Admissions Campaign by Richy Thompson

19 Aug 15

Evidence Matters: accountable elections, effective politics

22 Jul 15

The Terror of London: Spring-heeled Jack and the Victorian Metropolitan Press

30 Jun 15

Finding You in a Very Big Universe

16 Jun 15

Should Humanists Eat Animals? by Phil Walder

10 Jun 15

The Most Good You Can Do

8 Jun 15

ITAY TALGAM ON INSPIRING BRILLIANCE

31 May 15

The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day

19 May 15

Do humanists need to be more outspoken on Islam and sharia? - Charlie Klendjian

18 Apr 15

Shipwrecked with Vincent Deary

29 Mar 15

A Taste of ACE: experience learning in the style of the School of Tomorrow

18 Mar 15

CLHG Talk: Where Did You Come From? By Jeffrey Herrmann

11 Feb 15

Dreaming a New Dream

17 Dec 14

London Radical Bookfair

11 May 13

Irrational Beliefs in the NHS

21 Apr 13

Congo Dreams: Hopes and prospects for the future

13 Feb 13

Religion in Question

8 Jan 13

Freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: Rights and Limits

11 Sep 12

Observing War

9 May 12

PhotoVoice Lecture Series 2010

5 Oct 10

PhotoVoice Lecture Series 2009: Simon Norfolk

11 Jun 09

PhotoVoice Lecture Series 2009: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

19 May 09

Conference: On the conditions of politics

28 Jun 07

The End of Politics?

29 Jun 17

In Search of Paul Robeson

27 Jun 17

Modern Philosophies of Life

25 Jun 17

How Dark Matters Shape The Universe

18 Jun 17

Losing Control

18 Jun 17

No need for nuclear: the renewables are here

7 Jun 17

Deception Day: Hoaxes, Lies and Fake News

1 Apr 17

A sea of lies?

8 Dec 16

George Ross Memorial Lecture 2016: MM McCabe: Virtue, Ageing and Failing

31 Oct 16

Ladybird Books and Constructing the Future Past of Modern Britain

10 Oct 16

Islam and the West: a personal perspective

14 Sep 16

London Thinks - In Conversation: Richard Holloway & Andrew Copson

12 Sep 16

Spreading Humanism to South Asia

31 Jul 16

Economics As If People Mattered

27 Jul 16

A History of Life After Death

26 Jul 16

London Thinks – Is Addiction a Disease?

13 Jul 16

What if Everyone was on Benefits?

11 Jul 16

London Thinks: The EU Referendum – What Happens Next?

6 Jul 16

Google, Government and the Death of Liberal Democracy

3 Jul 16

Is Utopia within Reach?

26 Jun 16

Sex and Prostitution: Chalk and Cheese

19 Jun 16

London Thinks: Thinking the Unthinkable – The NHS

16 Jun 16

The EU debate – le crunch

12 Jun 16

How David Hume Became the First Modern Humanist

5 Jun 16

What Ails Muslims Today?

31 May 16

COMRADES IN CONSCIENCE

25 May 16

The Panama Papers, the Global Elite, and the Democratic Deficit

22 May 16

Prisons In Crisis

15 May 16

Music and the Communist Idea

1 May 16

a school of thought: thinking & language

20 Apr 16

We Need to Talk About Oxbridge

20 Mar 16

Should Politics Move to the Left?

13 Mar 16

Democracy for the 21st Century

6 Mar 16

Is Consciousness an Insoluble Problem?

28 Feb 16

How Should we use Unproven Treatments During an Epidemic?

21 Feb 16

New Economics as if People Mattered

14 Feb 16

The Lost Narrative of Jesus

7 Feb 16

The Internet Shouldn't Scare You

31 Jan 16

London Thinks – Why Do We Believe?

25 Jan 16

Beat the ‘Blue Monday Blues’: Lessons From Mindfulness and Positive Psychology

24 Jan 16

Beat the ‘Blue Monday Blues’: Lessons From Mindfulness and Positive Psychology

24 Jan 16

Challenging Self-Knowledge

17 Jan 16

The Fight For – Or Over – Education

13 Dec 15

Identifying Unfinished Business, the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015)

8 Dec 15

Slavery isn’t History: The Argument for Reparations

4 Dec 15

A British-Owned Congo: Roger Casement’s Battle with Slavery in Peru (1910-1914)

1 Dec 15

London is Drinking

30 Nov 15

Storm Clouds Over the Countryside: What Future for Rural England?

29 Nov 15

Slavery and the Shaping of British Culture

24 Nov 15

London Thinks – The UK: Looking Inwards or Reaching Outwards?

9 Nov 15

The Unfortunate Colonel Despard

3 Nov 15

Humanist & Islamic Values: Back to the Enlightenment?

28 Oct 15

George Hibbert M.P. (1757-1837): and the Defence of British Slavery

27 Oct 15

The Law’s Ambiguous Struggle with Slavery

20 Oct 15

First Prime Minister of the London Empire: William Beckford, Jamaican Planter & Lord Mayor of London

13 Oct 15

Freedom’s Debt: The Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade (1672 – 1752)

6 Oct 15

Hierarchy and the Political Economy

13 Sep 15

Trigger Warning! This discussion may change your mind. Should Universities be Intellectual ‘Safe Spa

10 Sep 15

London Thinks – Trigger Warning!

10 Sep 15

Will We Crash Again? Why Capitalism Needs Debt Write-offs to Survive

1 Sep 15

London Thinks - Will We Crash Again?

1 Sep 15

London Thinks - What has Scientology got to Hide?

4 Aug 15

London Thinks – The Science and Ethics of Doctor Who

29 Jul 15

Open Borders: Unconditional Hospitality

26 Jul 15

Bankers are a Force for Good

19 Jul 15

London Thinks - Waiting for GlaDOS: What Could Sentient Machines Mean for Humanity?

16 Jul 15

Migrants or People?

12 Jul 15

Facts and Fantasy About Your Diet and Health

9 Jul 15

Divided Britain – The Impact of Rising Inequality

28 Jun 15

The Robots are Coming

21 Jun 15

The Funding Gap

18 Jun 15

In Conversation: Prof Brian Cox and Dr Adam Rutherford

18 Jun 15

Art versus Genocide – Armenian Survival

14 Jun 15

How to be an Effective Altruist

8 Jun 15

How to be an Effective Altruist

8 Jun 15

Cults and Brainwashing: The hidden – and not so hidden – epidemic

7 Jun 15

The Decline of the Honey Bee and the End of Human Kind?

31 May 15

The Improbability Principle

19 May 15

SoapBox @ Thinkers Corner – Election Analysis

17 May 15

London Thinks: Buying and Selling Sex - the Big Debate

13 May 15

What are Professional Ethics?

10 May 15

Film: A Better Life

2 May 15

All change: Religion & Belief in Britain

26 Apr 15

Santayana as Social and Cultural Philosopher

12 Apr 15

London Thinks: How to Topple a Dictator

8 Apr 15

London Thinks: The Rise of UKIP

19 Mar 15

The Drugs Don’t Work: London without antibiotics

17 Mar 15

Puzzling Body Phenomena

15 Mar 15

Social Equality in Action – Leading Experiential Workshops for Change

12 Mar 15

Should People have a Right to know their own Genome?

8 Mar 15

Sartre and the Anguish of Freedom

1 Mar 15

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A Deal that will end our Freedom

22 Feb 15

Is Anarchism relevant in today’s world?

15 Feb 15

So, there is no God. Is that so?

8 Feb 15

The Ethical and Economic Case for Socialism

1 Feb 15

Faith, Hope and Charity for Humanists

27 Jan 15

Can Nanotechnology Save The World?

25 Jan 15

Science and reason in an age of unreason

22 Jan 15

The Ethics of Gambling

18 Jan 15

Bring Back Capital Punishment?

11 Jan 15

An Atheist and a Muslim in Conversation: Overcoming Differences, Challenging Fundamentalism and Prom

10 Jan 15

How Humanity Might Avoid Devastation

14 Dec 14

Martin Rowson's "The Coalition Talk"

12 Dec 14

Should we spend billions looking into deep space?

7 Dec 14

London Thinks - Ben Goldacre: I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That!

1 Dec 14

Thinking on Sunday: Has human prosperity peaked already?

30 Nov 14

Looking for Common Ground

25 Nov 14

Thinking on Sunday: Climate Change - the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

23 Nov 14

The Tickle Stick: The Importance of Happiness and How To Get It

22 Nov 14

Thinking on Sunday - Social status, ownership and rights near the cradle and grave

16 Nov 14

London Thinks: Nate Phelps - Leaving Hate Behind

13 Nov 14

Thinking on Sunday: "For Our Children's Earth: Rebuilding the Soil, Sustaining the Future."

9 Nov 14

MusicUpClose - In Memoriam - bells and sounds of War

5 Nov 14

Thinking on Sunday: Scotland - what next?

2 Nov 14

MusicUpClose - Britain at War: the lads that will never be home

29 Oct 14

Thinking on Sunday: Humanism in India

26 Oct 14

Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss

23 Oct 14

MusicUpClose - Jane Bathori – A Voice in the War

22 Oct 14

Thinking on Sunday: Slavery, civil rights & contemporary racism - how far have we come?

19 Oct 14

Thinking on Sunday - The origin of World War One – hidden history and lessons for today

12 Oct 14

London Thinks: Shouting Back

9 Oct 14

MusicUpClose - Musical Responses to War

7 Oct 14

Thinking on Sunday - Debate: Is UKIP Ethical?

5 Oct 14

MusicUpClose - On the Brink of War

1 Oct 14

Thinking on Sunday - A new dawn in secondary education

28 Sep 14

Thinking on Sunday - 'Nothing to be frightened of'

21 Sep 14

Sunday Lecture: Internet Dating with Darwin

27 Jul 14

Internet Dating with Darwin

27 Jul 14

Sunday Lecture: The Campaign to Eradicate ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ in the UK

20 Jul 14

Sunday Lecture: 'Why I am not a believer'

13 Jul 14

Sunday Lecture - A Gathering for (Martin) Gardner - Rationalist Supreme

6 Jul 14

Corruption in Finance and the Law

8 Jun 14

Sunday Lecture - Does Philosophy and Politics mix?

1 Jun 14

The Ethics of Liberation Wars

18 May 14

War criminals, refugees and the UK

11 May 14

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Contours of Belief

27 Apr 14

Cracked: why psychiatry is doing more harm than good

13 Apr 14

The Ethics of Neuromarketing – Dr David Lewis

6 Apr 14

Sex Work, Ethics and Human Rights

30 Mar 14

Godless and broke: making secular groups less middle class

23 Mar 14

This is Improbable too! An Ig Nobel Event

18 Mar 14

Intelligently designed; the creationist assault on science

16 Mar 14

Emancipation

9 Mar 14

Humanist Perspective On Privacy & Freedom

23 Feb 14

Kant and Objective Morality

19 Feb 14

The Sunday Assembly

2 Feb 14

Freeloaders on the Land

2 Feb 14

A Secular Society?

15 Dec 13

The Invention of Jesus

8 Dec 13

The Last Night: anti-work, atheism, adventure

1 Dec 13

The Rational Parliament - Should we extract shale gas by fracking?

26 Nov 13

Do you really know how you feel?

24 Nov 13

The Skeptical Bobby

17 Nov 13

Science and the Rise of Atheism

10 Nov 13

Alternatives to Religion: Annie Besant

5 Nov 13

Maths on Trial - How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom

3 Nov 13

Alternatives to Religion:Harriet Law

29 Oct 13

Alternatives to Religion:John Stuart Mill

22 Oct 13

The Rise of the Machines

20 Oct 13

Alternatives to Religion: Charles Bradlaugh

15 Oct 13

Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women

13 Oct 13

Alternatives to Religion: George Jacob Holyoake

8 Oct 13

Agents of Reason

6 Oct 13

The Economics of Killing

22 Sep 13

From artificial consciousness to human public goods: A skeptical review of robot ethics

15 Sep 13

Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their God Fathers

15 Sep 13

When is certainty justifiable?

8 Sep 13

What happens when the Oil Runs Out?

28 Jul 13

Unnatural Predators: More Folklore of Fear

21 Jul 13

Do Atheists have mystical-type experiences?

14 Jul 13

Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

7 Jul 13

Spirits on the brain: Insights from psychology and neuroscience

30 Jun 13

The Driller, the Banker and the Minister

23 Jun 13

Behind the Myths: The Foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

16 Jun 13

One Law for All

9 Jun 13

The Rise of the Laptop Lizards – Fighting Unethical Medicine

2 Jun 13

Sunday Lecture: Investigating the impossible: A skeptical approach

18 Mar 12

Sunday Lecture: Religion, Identity and Psychic Detachment: Exploring some Consequences

11 Mar 12

Sunday Lecture: Evidence - Medicine Meets the Philosophy of Science

4 Mar 12

Bad Science Beyond the Western World

26 Feb 12

Sunday Lecture: Bad Science Beyond the Western World

26 Feb 12

Sunday Lecture: Naturalism and the Moral Ought

19 Feb 12

Sunday Lecture: Flawed Ethics and Climate Change

12 Feb 12

Sunday Lecture: Existentialism, Atheism and Humanism

5 Feb 12

Sunday Lecture: The Science Delusion

29 Jan 12

Sunday Lecture: Myths of Christian Europe

22 Jan 12

The Cult of Confidence

15 Jan 12

Philosophy Now 20th Anniversary

18 Dec 11

What is Religious Belief? An Atheist's Perspective

11 Dec 11

How Matter Came to Life: a modern day creation story

27 Nov 11

Socialism and Secularism: an uneasy relationship

20 Nov 11

Kierkegaard On Courage - before and after God

13 Nov 11

Kierkegaard On Courage - before and after God

13 Nov 11

Ethical Doubt about a Market in Live Donor Organs

6 Nov 11

Taking Free Speech Seriously

30 Oct 11

Conway Memorial Lecture: Jeremy Bentham - Prophet of Secularism

26 Oct 11

Why Shouldn't I Lie?

23 Oct 11

Cultivating the Virtues

16 Oct 11

Soul Dust and the Magic of Consciousness

9 Oct 11

Philosophy and the art of living

2 Oct 11

Humanism and the Idea of Europe

18 Sep 11

The British 18th Century Enlightenment

26 Jun 11

The Past, Present and Future of Sanctuary and Asylum

19 Jun 11

Psychoanalysis, Emotions, and Living a Good Life

19 Jun 11

Free Thought, Free Expression, and Legal Coercion

12 Jun 11

Aspects of Atheistic Determinism

5 Jun 11

Virginia Woolf: the child of two atheists

22 May 11

Science's First Mistake

15 May 11

Intellectual Black Holes

8 May 11

Creationism, Intelligent Design and Science Education in Britain

24 Apr 11

Voltaire Day Lecture 2011: What the Romans and Greeks did for us: how Ancient History makes our live

20 Apr 11

Brainwashing Under Freedom: Noam Chomsky's Propaganda Model of the Western Mass Media

17 Apr 11

Speciesism and Painism: A Modern Morality

6 Mar 11

The Teutonic Shift from Christian Morality – Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche

27 Feb 11

Science, humanities, religion: how many conflicts?

20 Feb 11

Darwin's Sacred Cause

13 Feb 11

The Moral Mind

6 Feb 11

Varieties of Irreligious Experience: atheism in historical perspective

30 Jan 11

Religious Education and the Floodgates of Impartiality

23 Jan 11

Why Humanists Forgot the Future

16 Jan 11

Alfred Russel Wallace: conservation or sustainable development?

9 Jan 11

The Priestesses of Beelzebub?

12 Dec 10

The Bio-Revolution and its Ethical Implications

5 Dec 10

Rethinking Tolerance

28 Nov 10

Lecture series: Did the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement achieve all of its aims?

23 Nov 10

Can we rise above a warming planet? Climate change, democracy and human nature

19 Nov 10

Lecture series: Did the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement achieve all of its aims?

16 Nov 10

Lecture series: Did the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement achieve all of its aims?

9 Nov 10

The Spirit Level Delusion

7 Nov 10

Lecture series: Did the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement achieve all of its aims?

2 Nov 10

Vernon Lushington and the Ethics of Positivism

31 Oct 10

Ethics and the Dark Side of Science: Conway Memorial Lecture 2010

28 Oct 10

The Meaning of Friendship

24 Oct 10

The Appropriate Limits of Free Expression

17 Oct 10

Englishness and the Intelligentsia: Should Philosophers lead good lives?

10 Oct 10

The Selfish Genius; Dawkins and the Misuse of Darwin

3 Oct 10

Problems for Humanists?

26 Sep 10

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?

11 Jul 10

Why Secularism?

4 Jul 10

Darwinian Myths: Science and Religion 150 years On

27 Jun 10

Moncure Conway and the Abolition of Slavery

20 Jun 10

Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Nobel Prizes: The Discovery Of C60, the Third Form of Carbon

13 Jun 10

A Reply to Isaiah Berlin

6 Jun 10

Managing Diversity in Education - A Secular Perspective

23 May 10

Atheism and the Blasphemy Law in Ireland

16 May 10

How Atheists Can Take Ethics Seriously

9 May 10

Jesting Pilate: The Problem Of Religion And Truth

2 May 10

Post-Religious Education - A Sketch of a Subject

25 Apr 10

Is Assisted Dying Ever Morally Justified and Should UK Law Reflect This?

22 Apr 10

'The God that failed' Leszek Kolakowski: humanist thinker and critic of Marxism

18 Apr 10

Gender Relations in the Earliest Societies: Patriarchal or Not?

11 Apr 10

The Origins of Religious Belief in Primitive Astrology

28 Mar 10

Heidegger and Humanism

28 Mar 10

Ecology of Mind

21 Mar 10

The Neuroscience of Morality

17 Mar 10

Conservation, Science and Ethics - (Un)holy trinity?

14 Mar 10

Religion Without Belief - Is it possible and does it matter?

7 Mar 10

Philosophy for a Better World: A plea for Ecohumanism

28 Feb 10

Science in the Courtroom: An Examination of the Role Reason Plays (or Doesn't Play) in Modern Law

28 Feb 10

Michelangelo's Finger; a talk by Raymond Tallis

17 Feb 10

Varieties of Love: Interpreting Human Sexualities using Bioepistemic Evolution

14 Feb 10

Adolescent Brains

7 Feb 10

Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better

31 Jan 10

Atheism: Misperceptions and Misconstructions

24 Jan 10

Trees, Conservation and Climate Change

17 Jan 10

The Psychology of Anomalous Experience

10 Jan 10

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