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17:30 16 June 2010

Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing: Wellbeing for all? Achieving wellbeing in an unequal world


G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Richard Wilkinson, Honorary Professor, UCL, Professor Richard Wilkinson is co-author, with Professor Kate Pickett, of The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. He has played a formative role in international research and his work has been published in 10 languages. He studied economic history at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nottingham Medical School and Honorary Professor at University College London. He is a co-founder of The Equality Trust, a non-partisan organisation which aims to reduce income inequality through a programme of public and political education.
Professor Philip Schofield, UCL Bentham Project
Professor Costas Meghir, UCL Economics
Dr Alex Frediani, UCL Development Planning Unit
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian

This event will consider how and whether wellbeing can be achieved in unequal society; the extent to which wellbeing is impeded by inequality; and what the barriers to achieving greater fairness (and consequently improved wellbeing) are. Professor Wilkinson will explore the relationship between equality and happiness, with other speakers considering individual versus social wellbeing; equality, education and wellbeing; and developing wellbeing.

Chaired by Polly Toynbee (The Guardian)

Followed by a drinks reception.


Sarah Chaytor
+44 (0)20 7679 8584 | s.chaytor@ucl.ac.uk


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