Richard Layard and Sophie Hannah

Happiness and how to achieve it

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Sat 16th May 2020 Start Time: 2:00 pm End Time: 3:00 pm

Baillie Gifford Auditorium, Stratford Play House


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We talk a lot about happiness - but how do we find it and are we automatically entitled to it? Richard Layard is the author of the groundbreaking Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, is co-editor of the annual World Happiness Report, and has been instrumental in the development of improving access to psychological therapies in the UK. Sophie Hannah is a bestselling writer of crime fiction. Her latest book, is Happiness: A Mystery. Woman’s Hour’s Jane Garvey asks them whether happiness is the same thing as joy, or wellbeing, or is it different from both?

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