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 November 2018

    CXVIII

    Original Sins. What’s yours. Social Media? One more drink? Box sets? The Science of Sin brings together the latest findings from neuroscience research to shed light on the universally fascinating subject of temptation – where it comes from, how to resist it and why we all succumb. Neurobiologist and TV presenter, Jack Lewis illuminates the neural battles between temptation and restraint that take place within our brains, suggesting strategies to help us better manage our most troublesome impulses with the explicit goal of improving our health, our happiness, and our productivity.

    Introvert. Extrovert. Thinking. Feeling. You don't need The Myers-Briggs Indicator to know you’re one in a billion - yet most popular personality test in the world has been harnessed by the world's most successful organisations. And yet despite the test's widespread adoption, experts in the field of psychometric testing, a 500 million industry, struggle to account for its success no less validate its results. How did the original personality test become so powerful despite its questionable science, and why do feel such a need to quantify our original selves with Merve Emre, Associate Prof of English at the University of Oxford.

    A true original - a Financial Times Master of Science one of The Times 100 most influential scientists in the UK, Mark Miodownik is Professor of Materials and Society at University College London, where he is also Director of the Institute of Making. His book Stuff Matters was a New York Times bestseller and won the Royal Society Winton Prize, and he'll be at Salon London with his original take on understanding the material world explaining our originality in engineering and design comes down to our understanding of the incredible and dangerous liquids that flow through our lives.

    22 November at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden. Doors open 7pm. First speaker on at 7.30pm.

    Tickets are £15 and are here. Or why not become a member? - and get in free to everything and so much more.

     

Salons Past

  • CXVII

    CXVII

    Be More Pirate

    12th Nov 2018

    Sam Conniff Allende is a multi-award winning serial Social Entrepreneur, and co-founder and former CEO of Livity, the youth-led creative network. Conniff Allende has mentored . . .
  • CXVI

    CXVI

    Why we're highly suggestible, always wrong and how friends can cure us.

    25th Oct 2018

    Ever wondered why you are so open to suggestion? Dr Devin Terhune, the Goldsmiths' Psychology academic leads the world's research into hypnosis and the brain. He'll be on the . . .
  • CXV

    CXV

    What makes you YOU. Find out with a glass of wine and a leading neuroscientist: Kevin J Mitchell.

    23rd Oct 2018

    You've probably already noticed you're not like others! But why is this and how did we end up the way we are? Leading neuroscientist Kevin J Mitchell is in the UK on 23rd October . . .
  • CXIV

    CXIV

    Are We Human or Are We Chancer?

    20th Sep 2018

    Are we human or are we chancer? On 20th September, Salon London will be at the (gorgeous) Hospital Club, Covent Garden with three incredible speakers to find out. Dr Adam . . .

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