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Conway Hall, London

Conway Hall at at 37 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, is the home of the South Place Ethical Society and today is a landmark of London’s independent intellectual, political and cultural life. The Hall was built in 1926 on the site of a tenement, previously a factory. The Ethical Society moved here after 100 years at South Place in […]

Leicester Secular Hall

Leicester Secular Hall is a Grade II Listed Building built in 1881 for Leicester Secular Society. Origins In the 1840s and 50s Secularist lecturers were frequently denied the use of public meeting rooms, either because they were owned by religious bodies, or clerical authorities put pressure on lay landlords, and publicans were afraid for their licenses. […]

Gower Street, London

Gower Street is a street in Bloomsbury, Central London on which can be found several sites of humanist heritage. In the middle is University College London, founded in 1826 on secular, inclusive  principles. At 110 Gower Street (previously 12 Upper Gower Street) Charles Darwin lived and worked 1838-1841. At 1 Gower Street are the current offices of the […]

Methodist Central Hall, London

Methodist Central Hall is a Methodist church in the City of Westminster, London, opened in 1912 as a monument to mark the centenary of John Wesley’s death, the founder of Methodism. From 1932 to 2000, Central Hall was the headquarters of the Methodist Church. It has been regularly used for political rallies and Bertrand Russell lectured […]

Ullet Road Unitarian Chapel, Liverpool

The Ullet Road Unitarian Chapel is known as the English ‘cathedral of Unitarianism’. It was built between 1896 and 1898 to a design by the Unitarian architect Thomas Worthington and his son Percy. Although founded as a non-conformist Christian faith, Unitarianism has historically been characterised by a rationalist and individualist approach to spirituality, which encompasses […]

Red Lion Square, London

This small square contains memorials to two notable humanists – a statue of  activist and politician Fenner Brockway and a bust of philosopher Bertrand Russell. The north east corner of the Square features the main entrance to Conway Hall, home of the South Place Ethical Society since 1929. The Square is also rumoured to have been the […]