Next Meetup

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
We start the 2019 with 12 Rules for Life, one of the most controversial books from 2018. Be prepared for lively debate! The #1 Sunday Times and International Bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' (New York Times) Acclaimed psychologist Jordan Peterson has become one of the most influential public thinkers to emerge on the world stage for many years, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing an unprecedented following of tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility has resonated powerfully around the world. In this #1 international bestseller, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Drawing on vivid examples from Peterson's clinical practice and personal life, cutting edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, 12 Rules for Life offers a deeply rewarding antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems. Reviews Genuinely extraordinary... Unmatched by any other modern thinker ... A prophet for our times (Dominic Sandbrook Daily Mail) In a different intellectual league... Peterson can take the most difficult ideas and make them entertaining. This may be why his YouTube videos have had 35m views. He is fast becoming the closest that academia has to a rock star (Observer) Charismatic and exceptionally articulate.... Peterson is a new kind of public intellectual, using YouTube to spread ideas infinitely wider than predecessors such as Bertrand Russell or Isaiah Berlin (Amol Rajan New Statesman) Anyone who is in a position of leadership would find it very insightful ... Jordan Peterson is a profound writer (Gina Miller) It is that rare thing: self-help that might actually be helpful (New Statesman) Fascinating ... Peterson is brilliant on many subjects (Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times) One of the most eclectic and stimulating public intellectuals at large today, fearless and impassioned (Matthew d'Ancona Guardian) Profound, charismatic and serious... One of the most important thinkers to emerge on the world stage for many years (Tim Lott Spectator) How to get hold of the book Available from Amazon, or from your local bookstore. Travel Brixton Library is moments from Brixton Tube station RSVP'ing and Waiting List If there are no more spaces do join the waiting list. Those down to attend may have to change their plans. Fee £2. If you need to change your plans, refunds are issued for cancellations received 7 days before the session. Post-session We generally go for drinks afterwards at the nearby Canova Hall.

Brixton Library

Brixton · London


What we're about

Reading psychology books is great.

Discussing them is even better!

Fascinated by the human mind?

Intrigued by male & female psychology?

Enjoy best selling personal development?

Enjoy reflecting on how urban living has transformed our lives?

The Brixton Library Session - Last Sunday of each month 1pm-3pm

The London Psychology Reading Group gets to the heart of psychology and personal development, selecting books that inspire, motivate and challenge us to reflect on our experiences and perceptions of the world.

Most books fall under psychology, wellbeing and personal development. This includes theoretically minded books by trailblazing psychologists, to personal development books that have intrigued, inspired and motivated millions.

For a unique psychological perspective, occasionally we feature biographies and fiction.

No need to be an academic to get involved! We're a non-pretentious easygoing bunch keen to read and reflect philosophically on our experiences: only popular, accessible and inspiring books on the reading list.

Selected Books From the Reading List

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested”- Francis Bacon

Psychology, Wellbeing and Personal Development

• Malcolm Gladwell – Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking • Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner – Superfreakonomics • Gary Chapman - 5 Love languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts • Daniel Kahneman – Thinking, Fast and Slow • Robert Cialdini – Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion • Geoffrey Miller - Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior • Steve Stoute - The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy • Timothy Ferris - The 4-Hour Work Week • Allan Pease and Barbara Pease – Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps • Richard Dawkin – Unweaving the Rainbow • Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now

If you wish to join please take note of the below

The overarching aim is to build a friendly community of lovers of books all relating to psychology. The reading group is a friendly refuge where members have a chance to share thoughts and engage in stimulating conversation.

How it Works

Each month we have a new book which all members read. At the beginning of the session, a set of questions are circulated, then the discussion starts!

3 Strikes and out policy

1 strike for changing RSVP in last 7 days, 2 strikes for changing your RSVP on the day or failing to turn up.

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