1. Raymond Tallis On Wonder

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    Believers and non-believers alike celebrate the existence of forces larger than us: the creation of the world, the stars in the sky, the fact that we exist. But in the business of living, it is easy…

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    • Oliver James On Envy

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      The growth in our relative materialism in the last 20 years has bought us neither reassurance nor contentedness, but unrealistic aspirations and neurotic competitiveness. Psychologist Oliver James…

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      • Mary Warnock On Political Ethics

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        Ethicist and politician, Mary Warnock has powerful things to say on the moral crisis facing our society in the aftermath of the expenses scandal. In this secular sermon she puts forward a convincing…

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        • Charles Leadbeater On Perspective

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          Leading innovation expert, Charles Leadbeater, puts forward the case for adopting a new perspective on life: one that views it back to front. Drawing on a range of moving personal stories, Charles…

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          • Alain de Botton On Pessimism

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            In the constant search for happiness, philosopher Alain de Botton believes that we should all learn to be a bit more pessimistic. In this secular sermon, Alain challenges the great bourgeois…

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            • Ruby Wax - On Loving Your Ego

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              It's often said God has a big ego problem, but stand-up comics surely come a close second. It's not so much the size of their egos as the fragility that makes them such curious creatures. For…

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              • Allegra McEvedy on Gluttony

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                None of the 7 Deadly Sins is currently quite so out of favour as gluttony, but that's because it is deeply misunderstood argues chef Allegra McEvedy. Allegra’s sermon isn’t a call for 24 hour gluttony,…

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                • Barbara Ehrenreich - On Optimism

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                  US author, social commentator and activist, Barbara Ehrenreich, likes to tell it as it is. In this secular sermon she calls for a new commitment to realism. Far from making us happier, she argues…

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                  • Coming and Going - Conway Hall

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                    A sequence from Coming and Going a new DVD celebrating Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History and Culture.

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                    • March 12, 2009: Arthur Scargill @ Conway Hall

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                      Arthur Scargill on fine form as he attacks Kinnock's frustrating inability to unequivocally back the miners during their heroic 1984-5 strike. Arthur Scargill speech NATIONAL UNION OF MINEWORKERS…

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