London Thinks at Conway Hall

Thinking on Sunday

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
Visitor Info

Conway Hall is situated on historic Red Lion Square in Holborn, central London.

Building Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 9.00 – 23.00, Sun: 9.00 – 22.30
Office Opening Hours (general visiting hours and telephone queries): Mon – Fri: 9.00 – 17.00
The library has opening hours of Tuesday – Thursday, 10.00 – 17.00

The offices and library are closed on Bank Holidays and National Holidays unless advertised otherwise.

All the ground-floor rooms are fully-accessible by wheelchair. Main Hall (street access, step-free), Brockway Room (street access, step-free), Bertrand Russell Room (street access, shallow ramp), Hive Cafe (street access, step-free), There is also an accessible toilet on the ground floor opposite the Brockway Room.

Unfortunately, due to the age and Grade II listing of the building, there is no lift access to rooms above the ground floor. This includes the library, balcony seating in the main hall, Artists’ Room, or Lingua Diversa language classes on the second floor.

In 2014, Thinking on Sunday was launched as a new series of events. These interesting and stimulating sessions have a talk or presentation followed by Q&A, debate and discussion. The speakers are experts in their field, and/or have a passion for subject. Especially popular with our ethical society members, Thinking on Sunday is open to the public and promises to motivate and nourish the mind!

Conway Hall is owned by 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.

The Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought.

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.