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.

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  • Salon LVII

    Salon LVII

    Health, Wealth and HAPPINESS.

    7th May 2014

    In our final session in our Spring 2014 series, and to celebrate Social Book Week, we will be taking a long, hard look at Happiness, and proving there’s far more to it than the old music hall number about the male member. For a . . .
  • Salon LVI

    Salon LVI

    Journeys

    28th Apr 2014

    It’s a truth universally unquestioned that travel broadens the mind. But how and why?  In this specially curated Salon to reflect the journey theme of the Stratford Festival, Salon takes a look at what is to be gained from . . .
  • Salon LV

    Salon LV

    Cool Hunting

    24th Apr 2014

    For the first Salon of 2014 we present ‘Cool Hunters’, and will be using the Salon format to explore the key elements of this most illusive attribute.     Science seems to have transformed itself in the cool . . .
  • Salon LIV

    Salon LIV

    Wealth

    3rd Apr 2014

    For April’s Salon we spring up with the second in our Health, Wealth and Happiness series. Wealth. What is it? Where’s yours hiding? And can you actually eat it? Vicky Pryce is on hand to give us a robust definition.  . . .
  • Salon LIII

    Salon LIII

    Years Before The Great War.

    8th Mar 2014

    For Bath Literary Festival, Salon London looked at the years before the Great War. Lucinda Hawksley explained the mechanics of the war that had been raging in England since the 1860s, the war to get women the vote in March, Women March. . . .
  • Salon LII

    Salon LII

    Health

    6th Mar 2014

    Salon London takes a lateral look at Health, as we gambol in to our Spring series of Health, Wealth and Happiness. Let us introduce top notch biologist and neuro-biologist Professor Steven Rose to explain why biology, neuroscience and . . .
  • Salon LI

    Salon LI

    Big Ideas

    6th Feb 2014

    To mark the second year of the Transmission Prize, our first Salon of 2014 gets up in the grill of Big Ideas.   David Tong, theoretical physicist from Cambridge gets the big questions out of the way early as he explains life, the . . .
  • Salon 2013

    Salon 2013

    Happy Salon Holidays

    25th Dec 2013

    John McHugo’s ‘A Concise History of the Arabs’ and a whisky will keep any Academic-y Uncle type out of action for days. Muso’s who wish they had time to write their own music (blog), Lloyd Bradley pieces together . . .
  • Salon L

    Salon L

    The House Warming Party at the Tate

    23rd Nov 2013

    To honour the rehang of the Tate Britain’s collection in chronological order, Salon London will take a lateral look at ‘Time’.  In the brand new Grand Saloon, theoretical physicist David Tong will deal with the . . .
  • Salon XLIX

    Salon XLIX

    Back to Basics

    22nd Nov 2013

    Salon North promises big and delivers bigger, as on the 22nd November we have New Scientist Cosmology consultant Marcus Chown to explain the quantum world in ten easy steps.  This award winning writer, broadcaster and astrophysicist . . .