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.

  • 20th September 2017


    For a while now, Salon Londoners have been grappling with the strange thought that for generations to come death could become discretionary, so for our first Autumn 2017 Salon, we've invited three brilliant people along to find out how, when, and why?

    The UK leads the world in the experimental process of gene editing and we’ll hear from CRISPR scientist Dr Alistair Russell exactly where we are in a) editing fatal diseases out of our DNA b) creating viruses that could eradicate entire swathes of the population and c) bringing back the woolly mammoth (in that order, obviously). To understand what a superhuman us (or more worryingly a superhuman army) might look like Dr Cate Pendegrass will explain her fascinating work to merge our flesh with machines the beginning of our path towards replacing the parts of us that fail with robotic versions. Finally, we’ll hear from molecular geneticist Prof Johnjoe McFadden who will talk us through the ethics that we are going to have to face as the reality of gene editing and the ethics for immortality begins to bite.

    We'll be back at the (gorgeous) Hospital Club in Covent Garden. Doors open 7 pm. First speaker on at 7:30 pm.

    Tickets are £15 and available here. Or why not become a member?

Salons Past

  • How to be a Stoic with Massimo Pigliucci

    How to be a Stoic with Massimo Pigliucci

    20th Jul 2017

    Whether we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. Philosophy professor from . . .
  • Salon London at Latitude

    Salon London at Latitude

    14th Jul 2017

    SALON LONDON: VIVE LE HEDONISTE! TBC but provisionally scheduled for Friday 14th July 18:00-19:00 in The SpeakEasy Arena Clean eating and clean living are all very well but . . .
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    The Also Festival

    30th Jun 2017

    Listed in the UK Festivals by the Sunday Times and the Guardian, picked by The Independent as the ‘place to revel in nature and discuss big ideas’, Salon . . .
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    Salon London at Hay Festival

    31st May 2017

    Byte the Book and Salon London are in residence at Hay Festival on the 31st May and are organising a meet up for fans of the festival.  If you're in Hay as a . . .

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