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The origins of happiness: Andrew Marr in conversation with Richard Layard

Richard Layard (CEP, LSE)

Monday 22 January 2018 18:30 - 20:00

Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

CEP Book Launch Event

The Origins of Happiness: Andrew Marr in conversation with Richard Layard

Monday 22 January 2018

Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEhappiness
The Origins of Happiness

To mark the publication of The Origins of Happiness Andrew Marr and Richard Layard discuss some of its key focal points: What makes people happy? Why should governments care about people's wellbeing? How would policy change if wellbeing was the main objective?

Richard Layard is Director of the Wellbeing program at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.

Andrew Marr is the host of The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One and also hosts BBC Radio 4's Start the Week every Monday. He began his career in journalism on The Scotsman newspaper in 1981, later moving to London to become its political correspondent. He was part of the team which launched The Independent in 1986 and returned as its editor, after a stint at The Economist magazine. He was then a columnist for The Express and The Observer before making the move into television, as the BBC's Political Editor, in May 2000.

This project has been made possible thanks to generous funding from the National Institute on Aging (Grant R01AG040640), the Templeton Foundation, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, of which our research group comprises the Cross-Cutting Capabilities team. We are also extremely grateful for personal donor contributions.

This event is free to attend, but a TICKET IS REQUIRED.
Tickets go on general release at 6pm on Monday 15 January.

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Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


This event will take place in Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

The building is labelled OLD on the LSE campus map. You can also find us on Google Maps. For further information, go to contact us.