|Brain Fever at Salon IX|
An interesting and enlightening event coming up on the Thursday 11th August at the Salon in Westbourne Rd.
Make a break way from the pub and DJ's diet and join in for a different kind of entertainment and learning.
Salon showcases specialists from the worlds of science, the arts and psychology who guarantee fresh perspectives and new experiences for a fun and diverse audience. Run by Juliet Russell and Helen Bagnall, this unique West London night features experts from the fields of science, arts and psychology who share their talents and insider knowledge with a lively and up for it crowd. Alan Rickman went to the last one...
With the tag line 3 speakers, 2 hosts, 1 fabulous evening, the Salon IX Brain Fever event has their most cerebral line-up to date: Iain McGilchrist is coming down from Scotland to explain the battle in our brain that is between Master and Servant. Top literary agent Clare Conville who'll be reviewing the Booker long list and telling us what to read and who she thinks will win. Professor Michael Brookes explaining why science is more rock-n-roll than, er, rock-n-roll.
More about the speakers:
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 context, that of the whole of our physical and spiritual existence, and of the wider human culture in which they arise.
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 fiction, general non-fiction, and children’s writers.
Between them Clare’s clients have won or been nominated for nearly every major literary prize including the Man Booker Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Woodhouse Award, the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Best First Novel Award, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Prix Femina, the John Llwewllyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the Arthur C Clarke Award, The PG Wodehouse Award for Comic Fiction, the Guardian First Book Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Nestle Smarties Book Prize, the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, the Orwell Prize, the Blue Peter Book of the Year and the W. Somerset Maughan Award.
Michael Brooks 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 the New Statesman and is the author of the best-selling non-fiction title 13 Things That Don't Make Sense.
His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Observer, the Times Higher Education, the Philadelphia Inquirer and (his proudest byline) Playboy. He has lectured at New York University, The American Museum of Natural History and Cambridge University.
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