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, 12th October, 19.30.                                                                                                                         

We will be meeting virtually and are discussing ‘Keeping the world away‘ by Margaret Forster. If you would like to join us please email for details.    

Lost, found, stolen, strayed, sold, fought over… This engrossing, beautifully crafted novel follows the fictional adventures, over a hundred years, of an early 20th-century painting and the women whose lives it touches.

Quintessential Forster, this is a novel about women’s lives, about what it means and what it costs to be both a woman and an artist, and an unusual, compelling look at a beautiful painting and its imagined afterlife.

Forster’s style is easy and unpretentious. In a brief paragraph she can create a character we care about, a story we long to see resolved — Sue Gaisford, Independent on Sunday

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 22nd October 12.00-13.00pm. This will be a virtual meeting. If you would like to join us please email

We will be discussing

Rebel ideas: the power of diverse thinking by Matthew Syed.

Rebel Ideas is a fascinating journey through the science of team performance. It draws on psychology, economics, anthropology and genetics, and takes lessons from a dazzling range of case-studies. It is book that will strengthen any company, institution or team, but it also offers many individual applications too: the remarkable benefits of personalised nutrition, advice on how to break free of the echo chambers that surround us, and tips on how we can all develop an ‘outsider mindset’.

On a vital and still-overlooked topic, Matthew Syed has assembled a compelling base of evidence from a wide range of scientists. If that sounds intimidating, don’t worry: Syed is a superb storyteller. I couldn’t put the book down, and I learned so much. A stunning achievement, The Undercover Economist




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