Forthcoming events

Easy to print list of events coming up in the next twelve months.

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 00:00
London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group.
London

You don’t have to be a committed pacifist or nonviolentist to join in – meetings are open to anyone interested.
Events usually revolve around a particular topic chosen by participants at an earlier meeting. Anyone taking part can suggest topics for future meetings.

10 October: NONVIOLENCE AND SPORT.
Is sport inherently violent? Can sporting allegiance be a part of positive community building, or does it encourage sectarianism? Can sport be used to promote peace?

14 November we’ll revisit NONVIOLENT ACTIVISM – CONSCIENCE, CONVENIENCE AND COMPROMISE.

And in DECEMBER (on 12 December) we’ll have a seasonally festive topic to discuss. See website for details

In Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings cross, London N1
020-7278 4474 SecondTuesday@groupmail.com
This is a regular event
Fri, 16/02/2018 - 00:00
Radical Routes quarterly gathering.
NORFOLK NR34 8JR

Radical Routes is a network of radical housing and worker co-ops and social centres. Entry is free, food about £15.

Ringsfield Hall Eco Activity Centre, Hall Rd, Beccles.
More info: 0845 330 4510; www.radicalroutes.org.uk
This is not a regular event
Sat, 17/02/2018 - 14:00
Musical Protest No More Arms Fairs!
London

ELAAF Musical Protests aim to raise awareness of the arms trade and campaign for the cancellation of all arms fairs at ExCeL or anywhere else. Wheelchair accessible. From Prince Regent Docklands Light Railway Station just follow the signs to ExCeL. Centre E.16 1XL.

ExCeL. Centre E.16 1XL.
East London Against the Arms Fair
website www.elaaf.org or email elaaf@hotmail.co.uk
This is a regular event
Mon, 19/02/2018 - 18:30
Algorithms: are they taking control of our lives?
London

With Professor Kathleen Richardson. Algorithms are computerised formulae designed to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations. They can perform calculations, data processing and automated reasoning tasks, and are used by all sections of modern society – sciences, financial markets, medical research, manufacturing, and numerous business practices, especially those of large corporations and their advertising agencies. These powerful tools largely determine the information we receive about the world we live in, and have a profound impact on the way we think, directing our political and economic choices, our value systems and our consumption patterns. Who designs these algorithms? Whose interests do they serve? And is there any way in which we can control them? All these questions must be addressed when we consider our ethical approach to Artificial Intelligence. Kathleen Richardson is Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and Artificial Intelligence at the School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University. She is a social anthropologist, and much of her work is focused on a critique of coercive models of human behaviour that are transferred to the making of new technologies. She is Director of the Campaign against Sex Robots, and was part of the Digital Bridges Project, an innovative AHRC funded technology and arts collaboration between Watford Palace Theatre and the University of Cambridge. She is author of An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).

£3, concessions £2, tickets on door.
Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Nearest tube station Farringdon.
Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique
Info 07905 313 759 or see our website www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
This is not a regular event
Tue, 20/02/2018 - 00:00
London CAAT meeting
LONDON.

London CAAT's monthly meeting - come down to discuss future actions.

5-7 Wells Terrace, N4 3JU.
CAAT
londoncaat@riseup.net. 07535 992123.
This is a regular event
Tue, 20/02/2018 - 00:00
Refugee Vigil
London

In front of the Home Office.

London Catholic Worker
Contact: 02083488212
This is a regular event
Thu, 22/02/2018 - 19:00
Concert for Peace.
LONDON

MPD (Musicians for Peace & Disarmament) Patron Dame Emma Kirkby and her ensemble Dowland Works will perform at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead. More details to follow.

Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead.
Musicians for Peace and Disarmament
Info: info.mpdconcerts@gmail.com
This is a regular event
Fri, 23/02/2018 - 00:00
'Earth First! Winter Moot'.
TBA

Ecological campaigning, direct action, and lots of other workshops. More info:
www.earthfirstgathering.org

This is not a regular event
Sat, 24/02/2018 - 00:00
'Conflict in Groups: Facilitating Change'.
VENUE TBC

With Paul Kahawatte and Hannah Lewis of Navigate.

£30 – £250, some free places (does include food and bed).
More info and application form: 01865 403 134; www.tinyurl.com/peacenews2678
This is not a regular event
Sat, 24/02/2018 (All day)
Stop Arming Saudi Arabia vigil
Chester

Silent Vigil 12.30-1.30 at The Cross, Chester.

Yes
chestercnd@gmail.com
This is a regular event