Book Clubs

 

 

KGH BOOK CLUBS

We have two book clubs at KGH – one sharing leisure reading and the other looking at books themed around leadership.

General Book Club 

We meet most months to discuss a nominated book but also to revel in books, reading and sharing ideas. We are always open to new members.

The next meeting is on: –  Monday, 15th February, 20.00.                                                                                                                         

We will be meeting virtually and are discussing ‘Old Baggage‘ by Lissa Evans. If you would like to join us please email m.theaker@nhs.net for details.    

What do you do next, after you’ve changed the world?

It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club – an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade.

Mattie is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. During the Women’s Suffrage Campaign she was a militant. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill, and nothing – nothing – since then has had the same depth, the same excitement.

Now in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies. Giving the wooden club a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea – but what starts as a brilliantly idealistic plan is derailed by a connection with Mattie’s militant past, one which begins to threaten every principle that she stands for.

Please come and join us for a chat about this book ….or just books in general.

Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gift of seeing the world through their eyes” Neil Gaiman, 2014

 

Leadership Book Club

Please join us for the next meeting of the ‘Leadership book club’ on Thursday 18th February 20:00-21:00. This will be a virtual meeting. If you would like to join us please email m.theaker@nhs.net. (open to members of KGH and NGH staff only).

We will be discussing

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? (and how to fix it) by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

This book sets out to address two questions: Why is it so easy for incompetent men to become leaders? And why is it so hard for competent people–especially competent women–to advance?

Again for those pressed for time – or who prefer listening there are a variety of videos available on Youtube: This time there is a Tedtalk (9 mins), ‘Why we should be more sexist‘ (13 mins), The case for discriminating against incompetent men‘ (8 mins) The Psychology Podcast (47 mins)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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