Salon IX

Thursday 11th August 2011

Brain Fever

Thanks to everyone who came and to our fabulous speakers: Iain McGilchrist who came down from Scotland to explain the battle in our brain that is between Master and Servant, top literary agent Clare Conville who reviewed the Booker long list and told us what to read and who she thinks will win and Professor Michael Brookes explained why science is more rock-n-roll than, er, rock-n-roll.


  • Iain McGilchrist

    Iain McGilchrist

    The Master and his Emissary

    Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist and writer who works privately in London, and otherwise lives on the Isle of Skye.He is committed to the idea that the mind and brain can be understood only by seeing them in the broadest possible . . .
  • Clare Conville

    Clare Conville

    Deconstructing the Booker Long List

    Listed by the Observer as one of “Our top 50 players in the world of books”, Clare previously worked as an editor at Random House, before co-founding Conville & Walsh in 2000. She specializes in literary and commercial . . .
  • Michael Brooks

    Michael Brooks

    Free Radicals

    Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is a consultant at New Scientist, a weekly magazine with over three quarters of a million readers worldwide, has a fortnightly column for . . .


  • Westbourne Grove Community Space

    Westbourne Grove (Corner of Ledbury Road),


    W11 2RW