One of the pleasures of this year has been our Halsey Keetch Book Club. Launched last November, as a bit of a luxury item amongst our schedule of company events, it has become a firm favourite of ours, and we have a number of dedicated members who have been along for every single session.
The aim of the club was to bring people together in an enviromnent focussed on human connection, discussion, gentle debate and learning, rather than on business, and the Book Club has provided the perfect setting. This year we have read ‘Lying for Money’ by Dan Davies, ‘Factfulness’ by Hans Rosling, ‘Utopia for Realists’ by Rutger Bregman and ‘The Salt Path’ by Raynor Winn. The book of choice last week was ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, which might seem like a bit of a festive cliche, but we realised that it contains within it such a powerful message for all of us to consider, both at home and at work, and that none of us had read it for decades. It deserved another look. At just over 100 pages it is easy to read in one sitting, and inspired a fantastic conversation about the importance of being aware of others, and of giving back, not to mention providing a timely jolt of Christmas cheer.
We run four breakfast book clubs sessions per year, at ‘The Don,’ in the City. For those who have not been before, but who would like to be included on the guest list for 2020, do get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 020 7206 2757.