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Two and a Quarter Centuries of Conway Hall

Lacky talks to Jim Walsh of Conway Hall, which is run by the South Place Ethical Society that was founded (on 14th February) 1793 and is the last remaining ethical society in the UK and the oldest free thought organization in the world.
Jim knows all about the historic building and its fascinating artifacts of English culture, especially relating to free thinking and Humanism.
Conway Hall has been the jumping off place of important movements and causes – anti-apartheid, abolition of capital pubishment, where public figures such as Charles Darwin, Lisa Jardine and Tony Benn challenged current thinking.
Conway Hall has teamed up with Trunkman Productions to tell the story of Moncure Conway after whom the building is named. A documentary ‘The Empty Niche: The Long Lost Bust Of Moncure Conway’ is available from 25th February on YouTube. It tracks the history of Conway Hall and the mysteriously empty niche that has sat in its foyer since it opened.

Interview: Lacky Ahmed
Recording: Freddy Chick
Editing: Lacky Ahmed

# 2017-02-18 by CCRadio | Everything | Society, Culture & History