Book Club

One of best things about going to Oxford was the chance to discuss interesting topics with like minded people. To recreate this we have started a non-fiction book club which meets in central Bristol. If you're interested in attending please email and we'll provide more details.

Next Meeting

Date and time: Thursday 12 September 2019
Venue: Central Bristol
Book:  The Invention of Russia, Arkady Ostrovsky



July Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Book: The Brain, David Eagleman 

March Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 14 March 2019
Book: The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb


December Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 6 December 2018
Book: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos

September Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Book: How did we get into this mess?: Politics, Equality and Nature, George Monbiot

July Meeting

Date and time: Monday, 2 July 2018
Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

May Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 3 May 2018, 7 pm
Book: The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason, Christopher de Bellaigue

March Meeting

Date and time: Friday, 9 March 2018, 7 pm
Book: A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution, Joanna Doudna and Samual Sternbery

January Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 4 January 2018, 7 pm
Book: Edmund Burke: The Visionary who Invented Modern Politics, Jesse Norman


Outumn Meeting

Date and time: Monday, 16 October 2017
Book: The Price of Inequality, Joseph Stiglitz,

Summer Meeting

BookStranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century, John Higgs

Inaugural Meeting

Date and time: Wed, 15 March 2017, 7 p.m.
Venue: Prince Street Social, Bristol, BS1 4PS
Book: Man Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

Our first book club meeting took place on Wednesday 15th March in central Bristol. We discussed Viktor Frankl's Man Search for Meaning, which led to a lively and wide-ranging discussion.

Cherwell & Avon Book Group

Our friends from Bath organised Cherwell & Avon Book Group for those leaving in, or near, Bath. 


Background: Duke Humfrey's Library, University of Oxford (Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)

News and Events

Annual Dinner and AGM

Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019

Time: 7 pm dinner, preceded by AGM at 6.30 pm

Venue: The Abbey Hotel, Bath

Book Club: September 2019

Date and time: Thursday, 12 September 2019

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: The Invention of Russia, Arkady Ostrovsky

A walk around Bath's Georgian Crescents

We regret that this walk has had to be postponed, but a rescheduled date will be advertised here.

Book Club: July 2019

Date and time: Thursday, 11 July 2019

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: The Brain, David Eagleman