Salon London: Bringing fascinating ideas to life.
20th Feb 2020
Race is real because we perceive it. Racism is real because we enact it. But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise - and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intelligence.
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28th Nov 2019
The 28th November is the anniversary of Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball and we’ll welcome to the Salon stage the award-winning Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, to tell us the story of Truman Capote’s decision to publish in 'Esquire' magazine the deepest, darkest secrets of his best and closest friends, the glamorous, wealthy society women he called his 'Swans'.
26th Nov 2019
Over the past six decades, the changing British attitude to drugs has created the greatest criminal opportunity in the history of this country.
21st Nov 2019
The nineties was the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world. Not since the 'Swinging Sixties' had art, comedy, fashion, film, football, literature and music interwoven into an explosion of national self-confidence.
19th Nov 2019
After a year of division, we wanted to do a Salon that celebrates the joy in eating and drinking together and to shine a light on the kindness and generosity of the oncoming season. So on the 19th of November, we’re inviting you to Be My Guest for a heartwarming and thought-provoking discussion of hospitality, over a two-course dinner, with renowned author, and founder of Authors for Peace, Priya Basil.
5th Nov 2019
When deciding whether or not someone is worth listening to, we think we carefully weigh their words and arguments. But those are far from being the only factors that hold sway with us.
31st Oct 2019
Why do we enjoy experiencing what seems clearly impossible, or at least beyond our powers of explanation? And how do magicians exploit huge gaps in our conscious experience, holes that we are typically unaware of?
29th Oct 2019
We talk about feminism in the workplace and we talk about dating after #MeToo, but women's own patriarchal conditioning can be the hardest enemy to defeat. When it comes to our sex lives, few of us are free of niggling fears and body image insecurities. Rather than enjoying and exploring our bodies uninhibited, we worry about our bikini lines, bulging tummies and whether we're doing it 'right'.