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Book Group "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks

Hi Everyone

This month the book is "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks.

Just like the previous meetings we will meet at 19h and start talking and debating.

It can be difficult to find each other in the Festival Hall. Here is a map of where we usually meet.
Being creatures of habit, we have been meeting behind the shop, underneath the stairs. Area 2 on the map!

Don't forget! You can bring your own drinks and food!

As usual you can find it on Amazon. Don't forget to use the link from the BHA's website.

The link is at the bottom right of the page. By using this link you are helping the BHA.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ben or myself.


Feel free to turn up if you haven't managed to finish the book but you'll be expected to have read some of it.

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  • Ada

    This was my first time at the Book Club and I'm really glad I went along. I thoroughly enjoyed discussing the book with so many interesting and eloquent people.

    January 22, 2014

  • John D.

    excellent discussion, one of the most enjoyable yet, thanks to everyone for your stimulating company, John

    January 22, 2014

  • Derek L.

    I enjoyed this discussion-I sometimes think we could do more to welcome newcomers (or at least make sure they are given space if they want it) and remember that we are supposed to be discussing the book-not just our hobby horse that appears in the book. I include myself in these comments!

    January 22, 2014

  • David Hill and Margaret S.

    V good. Lots of lateral thinking.

    January 22, 2014

  • Damian

    Interesting and enjoyable book. Great company! Nice to see some new faces.

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • David Hill and Margaret S.

    Just returned from hols. I hope I am not to late to book.
    I feel that this book supports determinism! Brain damge equals altered behaviour. No brain means no behaviour. It's a no brainer.

    January 20, 2014

  • Mary G.

    For those coming to book group tomorrow, here's an interesting article by Oliver Sacks on 'Religion: is it a hallucination' ...

    January 20, 2014

  • Josh K.

    Thanks, Steve for the information about the brain app. I am going to do a short free online course and this will be very useful.

    January 12, 2014

    • Josh K.

      Maybe I should have said "study group". However I imagine if there is one there will be some therapy involved :-)

      January 20, 2014

    • Philip H.


      January 20, 2014

  • Josh K.

    This is a great book. In a way it did change the way I have looked at the world ever since and there are not many books that do this.

    1 · December 2, 2013

    • Philip H.

      A book on the transformational power of neural plasticity is The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge. I've written a short - and probably not very helpful - review on my facebook page.

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • Steve C.

    For those of you who are interested, here is a free app that shows you the structures within the brain.

    Recommended by Steven Pinker

    January 12, 2014

    • Philip H.

      Many thanks for posting that link, Steve. The site looks very useful.

      January 19, 2014

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