Oliver Burkeman, feature writer, the Guardian
In the last five years journalistOliver Burkeman has travelled to some of the strangest corners of the 'happiness industry' in an attempt to find out, and visits the RSA in bleak mid-January to present his findings. From stress, procrastination and insomnia, to laughter, creativity and wealth, he gives us the lowdown on how to become slightly happier.
Chair: Jonathan Rowson
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