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 Feb Salon of the year will kick off with a roundup of the big ideas to fire up your synapses in 2018.

    Our complex relationships with stories is one of them and we'll hear from Alex Evans (ex-Special Advisor to the United Nations and the UK govt now based at Avaaz) and author of the superb The Myth Gap on just why stories seduce us far more than fact and why we need to be involved in creating new stories about ourselves.

    Second up - and destined to be big in 2018 is how our brains are being hacked – by ever more sophisticated use of behavioural economics – which we, unfortunately, are powerless to resist. Carl Miller (founder of the think tank Demos, author of The Death of the Gods: Power in the Digital Age) has examined just what this means to the balance of power between us and big business.

    We'll then hear from our incredible Transmission 2018 Prize winner: the renegade economist, Kate Raworth. We’ll be asking her about her new model of economics that backs away from economic growth without rejecting it completely. We love how Kate has dismantled the old systems of economics, reframed tax relief to be about tax justice and calmly considers the possibility of 'green' growth. Her ideas are gaining traction at an incredible rate – looks like 2018 is the year we’re all ready for a new way of judging success.

    February is always a huge event of the year for Salon London - we'll be celebrating all this on the 22nd February with our partner The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, doors at 7pm.

    Tickets are £15. Please do get yours here.

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