Salon London: Bringing fascinating ideas to life.
11th Sep 2019
Why are algorithms prejudiced? Is it a product of a hidden, bigoted, politically-activist brogrammer cabal in Silicon Valley? Is it that big data analytics are simply revealing the ugly truths about ourselves and the fundamental dysfunction of our social institutions? Or, could it just be something inherent in algorithms themselves?
10th Jul 2019
We live in a world increasingly ruled by technology, which now shapes and governs our lives seemingly as much as laws and regulations. But unlike laws and regulations, the influence of tech in our lives too often goes unchallenged by citizens and governments. We comfort ourselves with the old refrain that technology has no morals and is free of prejudice – only its users are fallible.
19th Jun 2019
To celebrate 50 years since the moon landings, join us for an extraordinary evening with Wally Funk, the aviation pioneer who was set to become the first person in space.
6th Jun 2019
You could be a genius . . .
30th May 2019
Growing evidence is showing that psychedelics can improve mental health and change personality, and even political perspective in an enduring way. They are reinventing psychiatry and Dr Robin Carhart-Harris is at the forefront of this charge. In this fascinating talk, he will explain why psychedelics might be useful for depression and other mental disorders and how they might work in the brain.
23rd May 2019
Vice President of Twitter, Bruce Daisley will explain how you can reconnect with the joy in your work - before best selling author James Wallman will explain the 7 rules for getting the most out of your free time. Our May Salon is designed to leave you with plenty to consider over the summer.
12th May 2019
Can a city be a forest? In London, 8.6 million people live in just 600 square miles alongside 8.4 million trees, which, according to one UN definition, makes it one of the world’s largest urban forests.
18th Apr 2019
April marks us being halfway through our 10th year of Salon London, and so we are creating a brilliantly big Salon for 18th April, showcasing three of our biggest strengths:
17th Apr 2019
To celebrate our 10th year and the ideas of academics, authors, and experts, we're working with renowned psychologist, Dr Kevin Dutton on a special one-off session in Covent Garden on the 17th April.
3rd Apr 2019
Join us on 3rd April when leading risk, probability, chance and uncertainty academic Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter guides us through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data.