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'The Secrets of Happiness'

Inaugural Lecture

Unhappy is the story of happiness. In ancient Athens, happiness was a civic virtue that demanded a lifetime's cultivation. Now, it’s everybody’s birthright. Somewhere between Plato and Prozac, happiness stopped being a lofty achievement and became an entitlement. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In a journey across cultures and centuries—from the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius to Buddha’s Four Noble Truths—Richard Schoch takes a refreshingly contemplative approach to a question that’s as vital today as ever: what does it mean to be happy.


Professor Richard Schoch | talks | www


Date and Time:

30 January 2008 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End road
E1 4NS

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