• The Century Club


  • Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts and Classes
  • Tickets from £12.00
  • Over 18
  • Wed, 20th Mar 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:30
  • 18:30 - 20:30

This salon is part of the Science Fiction Series at London's exclusive Century Club

Like Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Aldous Huxley’s classic dystopian satire Brave New World remains one of the most frequently discussed 20th century novels of an imagined future - and is now generally regarded as the more prescient of the two. Join Huxley's biographer Nicholas Murray to uncover the stories behind the writing of the book and of of an extraordinary polymath, writer satirist, psychedelic experimenter, mystic and intellectual.

Nicholas will talk about how Brave New World came about and what Huxley was trying to say about contemporary society and the direction in which it was heading.
The dystopian novel is always as much about the moment it was written as the future it seems to be trying to predict and although Huxley’s world of the 1930s may seem superficially remote from today’s concerns his analysis of the operations of a soft power that makes us in his words ‘love our slavery', consumer manipulation, the commodification of leisure, and the threat to individual liberty from many directions, including authoritarian populism, has many present day echoes. 

NICHOLAS MURRAY is a mulit-award winning poet, academic and the author of many books including literary biographies of Franz Kafka, Aldous Huxley, Bruce Chatwin, Andrew Marvell and Matthew ArnoldHe is based in Bloomsbury and the Welsh Marches, runs the poetry imprint, Rack Press, and writes the Bibiophilicblogger literary blog.




Ticket Event time Cost
Salon ticket

Soho Series at the Century

18:30 - 20:30 £12.00



The Century Club, 61 - 63, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LQ

Nearest Station

Piccadilly Circus (Tube)


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