Established in 2004, The Catalyst Club is a monthly event that pays tribute to the old traditions of French Salon, debating societies and Gentleman’s Clubs. Since its inception the Catalyst has hosted over 700 talks that have included zombie films, Marmite, the history of the Martini, the suffragettes, Spartans, demonology, bum reading and slime mould. On the night three guest speakers take to the lectern to talk for fifteen minutes on a subject close to their heart. The Catalyst Club is open to anyone with a passion, no matter how bizarre or niche.

The Catalyst Club currently runs at the Latest Music Bar in Brighton and the Lewes Arms in Lewes.

It is hosted by Dr David Bramwell who’s not really a doctor but likes to pretend that he is.

Dr Bramwell

A one-man cottage industry, David Bramwell has presented programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4, is the creator of the Cheeky Guide to Brighton and singer in the band Oddfellow’s Casino. He won a Sony Award for his BBC Radio 3 programme, The Haunted Moustache, and Best Comedy and Outstanding Theatre Awards for his one-man shows. David is also the author of several books, including The No9 Bus to Utopia, The Haunted Moustache and The Odditorium.


To find out more go to: www.drbramwell.com