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 September 2016

    XCI

    Salon London is so pleased to welcome Adam Rutherford (star of science on screen, author of Wellcome Trust prize shortlisted ‘Creation’) to explore the collective memory of the human race. He will steer us through the landscape of genetics (which is the study of his latest book), explaining that our inherited genes should not be read like instruction manuals, more like epic poems, because they determine less about us as individuals  - much more about us as a species.  Beautiful stuff. 

    We will be hosting a session designed to give us recall worthy of a super computer, led by leading memory coach Mark Channon. Mark was spectacularly one of the first Grand Masters of Memory in the world, created the TV series Monkhouse’s Memory Masters for the BBC, and will be on hand to give us the tools we need to remember anything, anytime.  Magic stuff. 

    Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith is author of The Book of Human Emotions and is a research fellow in the history of emotions at UCL. Tiffany will reveal how much of our sense of self is defined by the emotions surrounding our most precious memories, how modernism has influenced the memories of our ancestors we select to keep, and how nostalgia can be deadly.  Fascinating stuff.

    We’re so happy to be back at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden on 22nd September. Doors (and martinis) at 7:00pm, first speaker at 7:30pm. All you have to do is remember to book your tickets, which you can do here.  Or why not be a member? 

    Tickets here: http://www.salon-london.com/content/Tickets/

Salons Past

  • XCI

    XCI

    Memory

    22nd Sep 2016

    Salon London is so pleased to welcome Adam Rutherford (star of science on screen, author of Wellcome Trust prize shortlisted ‘Creation’) to explore the collective . . .
  • LC

    LC

    I-Spy

    5th May 2016

    I-Spy with Salon London. Who’s Hacking Who? Millennials, you’ll have to trust us, once upon a time it was as easy as having a quiet word with ‘lads’ in . . .
  • LXXXIX

    LXXXIX

    D.I.Y.

    7th Apr 2016

    Salon Does Some DIY Lost in Devices? Dr Tom Chatfield is on hand to help us DIY our own lives – to dig down to our reasons for living the way we do, to see if there . . .
  • LXXXVIII

    LXXXVIII

    A.I.

    3rd Mar 2016

    Salon does artificial intelligence. Transhumanism.  Can you Afford to Live Forever? Many people are banking on living forever, driven by the prediction the technology . . .

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