An Intimate History Of Humanity

Theodore Zeldin

An Intimate History Of Humanity

Essential reading for humans.

The Hidden Pleasures of Life

Theodore Zeldin

The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future

Will reveal the autobiography in you.

The Amber Fury

Natalie Haynes

The Amber Fury

Amber Fury - not to be confused with Amber Furries.

  • 22nd February 2018

    Transmission 2018

    Our first Salon of the year is always a celebration of ideas and this February we'll be kicking off with our traditional summary of what coming up in 2018 that you need to know about from the world of ideas.

    We'll then bring on our Transmission 2018 Prize winner: the renegade economist Kate Raworth for her intrepid, creative and damn cheeky challenge to current economic theory.

    She'll be explaining her model which allows us to back away from economic growth without rejecting it completely. We love how Kate reframes the discussion from tax relief to tax justice and calmly considers if 'green' growth is even possible. Hers is a theory designed to involve all of us and there will be plenty of time to find out how.

    We'll be also asking her about the progress of radical new ideas - how you move from an idea to actual policy adopted by those with power and influence - while throwing her a party that we'd love you to be part of.

    We'll be celebrating all this on the 22nd February with our partner The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, doors at 7pm.

    Please get your tickets here.

    If you want to hear more about Kate's ideas - here she is speaking about the limitations of growth, growth, growth when it comes to economics from her audio book.

Salons Past

  • How to Get on with People

    How to Get on with People

    with Philippa Perry

    18th Jan 2018

    Why are relationships so important for our happiness? Is it true we are blind to our own faults, but hyper-vigilant to other people's? Are stronger, more enriching relationships . . .
  • CIV

    CIV

    Resist Simplicity?

    16th Nov 2017

    Our existences are complex, stretched and full to bursting with info. Surely we could benefit from simplifying our lives? Hear three fascinating speakers answer this question at . . .
  • Also Festival Pop Up: The Dao of Jazz

    Also Festival Pop Up: The Dao of Jazz

    with Juliet Russell, Dr Julian Baggini and Clive Dunstall

    15th Nov 2017

    Combining innovation, improvisation and collaboration, Jazz is the maverick that went mainstream. Philosopher Dr Julian Baggini explores the relationship between Jazz and . . .
  • CIII

    CIII

    Is Tech a Feminist Issue?

    19th Oct 2017

    Is technology a feminist issue? A gender issue? A political issue? Because it’s beginning to feel like it. What started as beanbag-based geek chic seems to have morphed into . . .

Beloved Talent

Salon Psyche Specific - Soho House Group

Tell Me . . .

  • Lloyd Bradley

    31st Oct 2013

    Lloyd Bradley

    Author, 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital

    Which record would you love to have made?

    P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) – Parliament

    Your musical  unsung  hero or heroine?

    If I can say a group then Cymande or if not Digital Underground’s Humpty Hump

    Which song is guaranteed to make you dance?

    I Love Music – the O’Jays

    Has a DJ ever saved your life?

    I don’t think so, but deejaying has on a couple of occasions 

    What was the last song you listened to?

    Pass Out – Tinie Tempah