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Thursday 18 July 2024


Variations on an original enigma

"Bad news: machines are totally going to take over" Alan Turing was born on 23 June 1912 and died by cyanide poisoning on 7 June 1954. Bryan Johnston presents an overview of Turing's work and achievements

Islam and integration

Lord Laird and Dr Prentis visited the Fazl Mosque in south London - the first mosque in London - to meet the community there and discuss the current situation following the Paris attrocities

Ethics and the City

The City of London has been through turmoil in recent years following the succession of scandals and crises. Our learned panel discussed how the City could rebuild its reputation and look to the future

Parliament and human rights - 2

After the recent atrocities in Paris, some Peers presented their views on the subject of human rights, followed by a discussion with 70 young women drawn form various communities

Parliament and human rights - 1

After the recent atrocities in Paris, some Peers and a Barrister presented their views on the subject of human rights, followed by a discussion with the 70 young people present

Visit by the Mayor of Hiroshima

The Mayor of Hiroshima and the Secretary General of Mayors for Peace visited the House of Lords to talk about their work and the ongoing world peace situation in the anniversary year of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing

Refugees and migrants - morals and dilemmas

What should be done? Who should do it? Who is a refugee and who is a migrant? An Archbishop, a Police Commander and the Mayor of Dover present their views

Understanding, collaboration and peace

2015 is the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Ms Yoshiko Kajimoto, a survivor of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb gives her personal testimony

Immigrant Diaries

Following our extremely popular 'Prejudice and persecution post Paris' discussion, we present 'Immigrant Diaries' - a light-hearted, but serious follow-up with four stand-up comedians from four religions

Paul Hardcastle reception supporting Talking2Minds

Paul Hardcastle re-mixed his famous song "19" and re-released it, donating the proceeds to Talking2Minds to support their work helping to eradicate PTSD

Prejudice and persecution post Paris

Recently our minds have been particularly focused on issues of freedom of speech, prejudice and persecution after the events in Paris, activities of terrorist organisations and the ongoing persecution of minority groups - a discussion evening

The life of Albert Schweitzer

A short play and discussion about the life of Albert Schweitzer - in association with Medecins sans Frontieres

Politics - what's the point? - 2

A discussion meeting for young ladies (aged 10-14) from the Girl Guide movement and Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to find out about how Parliament works and meet some MPs and Peers for a discussion

Politics - what's the point? - 1

A discussion meeting for young people (aged 17-24) to find out about how Parliament works and meet some MPs and Peers for a discussion

What is the purpose of a Caliphate?

Caliphates are in the news - and not for the right reasons. We will look at the origins of Caliphates, the different types and consider current perceptions. Finally, we will learn about the 106 year old Ahmadiyya Khilafat and its work in peace etc

Religion - what's the point?

An evening with leaders from different religions to discuss the role and relevance today

World Peace Day - 21 September 2014

Peace and reconciliation are two of the main objectives of FIC and we are pleased to support World Peace Day. The comments by Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the UN, summarise our feelings well: "Peace and security are essential foundations ...