The Imperial Alumni Book Club is here

Try something new today: connect with fellow Imperial graduates online to read and discuss books. There is no cost to join, you just have to source a copy of the books.

How does it work?

The Club will connect through a private online forum where members can discuss the current book and network with each other. The group will spend about two months on each book, so you'll have plenty of time to read.

Why should you join?

You don't need a reason to pick up a book, but here are three advantages of choosing to read with us:

  1. Take time for yourself to learn something new or discover a book you might not have chosen.
  2. Connect with Imperial alumni over words and ideas, have a conversation and enjoy a good debate.
  3. Benefit from professional moderators and facilitators to make sure you have a great experience and so the chat stays on track.

Our current book:

The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan Housel (January - March 2023). Our Book Club members will have access to a livestreamed and moderated virtual Q&A with Morgan Housel at the end of our reading period.

Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behaviour is hard to teach, even to really smart people.

Money—investing, personal finance, and business decisions—is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real-world people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together.

In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.