Welcome to the digital collections of the Humanist Library and Archives at Conway Hall. Our physical collections, which include artworks, objects, books, serials and pamphlets, and archive material, cover a wide range of subjects including religion and irreligion, freethought, philosophy, social change and many others. 

Our digital collections include Architecture and Place, which explores the history of the buildings that Conway Hall Ethical Society has called home, and Victorian Blogging, our digitised collection of nineteenth-century pamphlets discussing social and political ideas from suffrage to secularism, women's rights to freedom of the press.

You can search our collections using the search bar to the left of this page, by conducting an advanced search, or browsing by tag. You can also view items by creator, date, publisher, subject or item type (i.e. text, image, audio), by selecting the underlined text on any item page.

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Essays on Chaucer: his words and works. Part II


Place of publication: London
Collation: [3], 57-177, [2] p. ; 23 cm.
Notes: From the library of Dr Moncure Conway. Printed by John Childs and Son.…

The pleasures of life


Place of publication: London
Collation: 108, [4] p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Publisher's list and advertisements on unnumbered pages at the begining and end.…

Eternal punishment: an examination of the doctrine held by the clergy of the Church of England on the subject of future punishment


Place of publication: London
Collation: iv, 59 p. ; 18 cm.
Notes: Donated by Mr. Garley. Includes bibliographical references. Reprinted with…

Atheism and suicide : a reply to Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate


Place of publication: London
Collation: 8 p. ; 18 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references. Part of the NSS pamphlet collection.

The evolution of the idea of God. An inquiry into the origins of religions / revised and slightly abridged by Franklin T. Richards

N045 Web version.pdf

Place of publication: London
Collation: 160 p. : ill. (port.) ; 23 cm.
Series: R.P.A. Cheap Reprints
Notes: Issued for the Rationalist Press…