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 2018

    CXIV

    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 Rutherford, star of science on screen, and author of Wellcome Trust prize shortlisted ‘Creation’ described by The Observer as “one of the most eloquent and thoughtful books about science over the past decade”, will unpick the age-old question - are we really any more special than other animals? In an original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam will explain why we like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, despite the fact our biology is indistinct from all other life.

    Historically, economists and firms alike have thought self-interest is the main source of our motivation, but what if that is not the case? LSE's Professor Nava Ashraf’s pioneering research on Altruistic Capital, the idea that every individual has within them an intrinsic desire to serve, shows that today more employees than ever before want their work to have meaning. Hear Nava detail her incredible research that challenges (and sometimes disproves) popular economic theory.

    Why do we make the choices we do in life? Why are we like we are? The award-winning presenter and comic, Robin Ince will be on the Salon London stage to examine the human condition through the prism of humour. And what better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians - those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily?

    Doors open at 7pm, first speaker on at 7:30pm.

    Tickets are £15, or why not become a member?

     

Salons Past

  • 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 . . .
  • CXIII

    CXIII

    Power in the Digital Age with Carl Miller

    5th Sep 2018

    The old gods are dying. Giant corporations collapse overnight. Newspapers are being swallowed. Stock prices plummet with a tweet. Governments are losing control. The old . . .
  • CXII

    CXII

    'The Inspired Leader' with Andy Bird

    5th Jul 2018

    Being inspired can be a magnificent, invigorating feeling. But it’s also one that we know surprisingly little about. Does it happen by chance? Are all forms of inspiration . . .
  • CX

    CX

    (How to) Take Back Control

    24th May 2018

    How much control do we have over anything anyway? Join us at Salon London on Thurs 24th May - to get some practical information on how to take control… Of ourselves?  . . .

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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