For its Autumn 2013 programme of monthly cultural talks, Salon has decided it’s definitely better to go hard than go home. The theme for this season’s line-up of educational events is none other than ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll’. Last night’s sold-out talk on drugs featured an address from Professor David Nutt, the ex-parliamentary advisor who was sacked for claiming that horse riding was more dangerous than ecstasy. Other talks examined the controversial phenomenon of ‘smart drugs’ which are encouraging students around the country to cheat, as well as an insight into the drugs we consume every day, are quite possibly addicted to, and don’t really consider drugs – caffeine, sugar and alcohol. If you missed out on last night’s event, October and November’s talks on sex and rock ‘n’ roll should be equally fascinating.
Salon events take place in various locations around London. The next talks in the series will take place on October 3 and November 7. Book in advance at salon-london.com.