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.

  • 16th March 2017

    XCV

    Salon London’s Caring, Daring, Sharing spring series takes a lateral look at how we can use our power and our privilege differently and we begin with ‘Caring’ on the 16th March at the wonderful Hospital Club.

    First up we have Philosophy Professor Hilary Greaves (University of Oxford) to introduce us to the power of Effective Altruism. This fast growing movement gives answers how can we use resources available to us to help others the most, and part of the 1% of the globally wealthy – turns out there’s a lot we can do for communities we care about.

    We will segue in why we need to care about advertising. Yes, advertising, behavioural economist Dr Nick Southgate passionately believes we should, advertising helps our brains manage information – it lessens our cognitive burden, it reduces the amount we’ll pay for products and prevents us doing national service. Imagine how that would get in the way of weekend plans?  

    Finally we’ll hear from renegade economist Dr Kate Raworth about her work to create a new economic mindset one that addresses the 21st Century social and ecological challenges.  Kate will explain how the current dominant economic theories care only about financial growth- she will present her economic vision of an alternative, equitable and sustainable future.

    We hope you’ll care to join us (see what we did there?)

    Tickets on sale Weds 19th February.

Salons Past

  • XCIV

    XCIV

    'Transmission'

    2nd Feb 2017

    February’s Salon is ‘Transmission’ about the communication of ideas. We present our live event to review the 300 Salon sessions from 2016 and look forward to . . .
  • XCIII

    XCIII

    Magic

    17th Nov 2016

    This November, Salon London brings you MAGIC, the final installment in the 2016 autumn series. What is the mind really capable of when it comes to health, and is it a kind of . . .
  • XCII

    XCII

    Music

    20th Oct 2016

    This October, Salon London grapple with 'MUSIC', so relax with a sharpener as Amy Spray brings to life her groundbreaking research in the University of Liverpool' department of . . .
  • 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 . . .

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