Upcoming Events

 

 

Laugh it Off!: The Conduit Comedy Club! December 7th

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We all know that laughter is the best form of medicine. Cocktails help too. So, if you’re partial to either, you really don’t want to miss The Conduit’s Comedy Night – Laugh it Off! The event will slip seamlessly into a live DJ set. With our cracking cocktails and move-busting beats, let’s make a night of it!

Megathreats – How to Survive the Ten Trends that Imperil Our Future

Nouriel Roubini was dubbed ‘Dr Doom’ when he predicted the 2008 crash. In conversation with Paul van Zyl, the former White House economic advisor will share a frightening glimpse into the world’s future. Today, we are heading towards a Great Stagflation that will make the 1970s look moderate. There is a slight chance we can avoid it if we come to our senses – but we must act now. Nouriel Roubini joins us to reveal threats to our collective future ‘as scary as they are plausible’ (Martin Wolf).

Kids Christmas Storytelling and Cardmaking Workshop, December 10th

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Athina Gordon creates books that empower children by celebrating the things that make them different. Her debut storybook, Just Like You, teaches little ones to understand the beauty of equality, and her colouring book allows young children to express themselves and appreciate different cultures. Join us for a storytelling session with Athina, followed by a workshop for kids to explore different cultures and the diversity of Christmas celebrations across the world. We will also be making Christmas cards that represent those cultures we explored, or the children have the opportunity to make Christmas cards based on their own culture using arts and crafts.

From Philanthropy to Solidarity: Doing Good, Better …

What’s the purpose of charity and philanthropy in Britain today? And who does it really serve? Join us for a frank conversation with Derek Bardowell around his acclaimed new book, Giving Back: How to Do Good, Better, as we investigate the relevance of charity and philanthropy, its foundations in power and control, and how we can ensure it doesn’t exclude radical, transformative and minoritised expertise. Moderated by Conduit Impact Champion Lily Lewis, the session will explore how we can reimagine charity and philanthropy in the broadest sense and its potential as a catalyst for reparations. “Solidarity is not an act of charity, but mutual aid between forces fighting for the same objective.” - Samora Machel

Let’s Get Quizzical, December 13th

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Calling all Eggheads and Masterminds, introducing The Conduit Quiz Night! Round up your smartest friends, summon the spirit of Jeremy Paxman and get ready for a trial by trivia. The winning team will be rewarded with a round of drinks on the house, as well as getting to decide which charity will receive the night’s proceeds.

Tackling Racism in Sport

In 2020, the murder of George Floyd was a catalyst for the five Sports Councils responsible for investing in and growing sport across the UK, to come together to explore racial inequalities in sport. Their findings were clear - racism is prevalent in UK sport, as it is internationally. Against the backdrop of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and upcoming parliamentary hearings on racism in cricket, join us as we explore the ongoing reality of discrimination in sport and the most effective strategies for tackling it – legally, societally and systemically. Presented in partnership with DLA Piper and in collaboration with Show Racism the Red Card and On Front Line. More speakers to be confirmed.

On Purpose Winter Party, December 14th

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We are excited to be hosting the On Purpose Winter Party at The Conduit. On Purpose is one of the largest social impact networks in London, made up of talented people who, through their one year selective Associate Programme, are trained to lead change in the world. Organised by some of On Purpose's current Associates, the event will be an opportunity to connect with people from across their community and hear from Tom Rippin, On Purpose Founder & CEO on how you build a successful, social enterprise from scratch and the fundamental transformation he believes our economy needs to go through.

Christmas Candle Making Workshop, December 16th

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Christmas in a candle… Join us for a seasonal dive into the world of candle making and immerse yourself in the feel good fragrances of the festive season. From the warmth of orange, cinnamon and tonka bean, to the grounding nature of cedarwood and frankincense, we will learn all about the different fragrance families and the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils. You will learn the techniques and tricks to making your own candle and discover the calming and relaxing rewards of immersing yourself in this sensory experience. Expect a natural calming effect and a beautiful candle to come away with.

Accessibility Community Drinks

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Join our Impact Champion for Accessibility, Victoria Jenkins, Founder & CEO, Unhidden, and Stephen Iliffe, photographer and artist behind the Deaf Mosaic exhibition, for a Member Mix-Up around the theme of Accessibility.

Rooftop Mulled Wine and Mince Pies, December 20th

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Join us on the Tuesday before Christmas for a festive gathering over our freshly baked mince pies and soul-warming mulled wine. We will be saying cheers to the season and enjoying our last member gathering for 2022. See you there!