8pm, 14th November – Dean Burnett – The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To

Very pleased to welcome, a neuroscientist and psychiatry lecturer at the Centre for Medical Education at Cardiff University and the author of the Guardian’s most-read science blog, Brain Flapping. He lives in Cardiff. We’ll be reviewing his book The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To Continue reading 8pm, 14th November – Dean Burnett – The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To

8pm, 12th Sept – Ice Candy Man by Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa tells of a time and place of civil unrest, of wrecked friendships and betrayals of trust, of the sullen moods and sudden violence of sectarianism, of a moral wilderness redeemed only by the courageous good sense and pragmatic decency of a few individuals. The description might seem to fit any number of turbulent places in a world where false godliness grins at real … Continue reading 8pm, 12th Sept – Ice Candy Man by Bapsi Sidhwa

8pm, 9th May – His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

The great surprise on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist. Published by tiny Scottish imprint Saraband, the novel initially attracted little attention and no mainstream reviews. It reads “as if Umberto Eco has been resurrected in the 19th-century Scottish Highlands.” Brilliantly unputdownable, it should have won the Man Booker. Which is probably why it didn’t. Goodreads page Continue reading 8pm, 9th May – His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet