Local Events Bath

Making Your Website Work for You - Bath
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9am - 1pm


Free of Charge thanks to the European Regional development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England consortium
Please Note this workshop is restricted to businesses based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If you are based elsewhere please call us to discuss how else we may be able to help
Making Your Website Work for You
In the UK, almost all adults are regular users of the internet (99% of those between 16 and 34 and 89% of those older than 35) and about 95% of them turn to Google when they are looking for something. 
This makes it a really important to any business which uses the internet as part of their marketing strategy. Have you ever wondered how companies get their websites to the top of Page 1 on Google?
You may have come across the term Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and it’s the application of effective SEO techniques to your website that will help your website move up the Google listings. 
But it’s not just about being at the top of the search results, it’s about having an effective website that your visitors will find easy to navigate and use and about making sure that your business is visible across the internet, in all the places that your customers would expect to find you. 
In this workshop, our coach (Andy Poulton) will be providing you with hints and tips on how you can make your website really work for you, how you can apply SEO in order to move your site higher in the Google search results and then move on to a range of ways that you can use Social media, Email marketing and Video marketing opportunities to promote your business, build awareness, demonstrate credibility and ultimately attract new enquiries and generate more business.
  
 #wegrowthhub #freetraining #financinggrowth #governmentsupport
Making Your Website Work for You - Bath
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9am - 1pm


Making Your Website Work for You
 
This event is available free of charge to businesses based in Bath and North East Somerset and thanks to the European Regional development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England consortium.
 
If you are based elsewhere please call us to discuss how else we may be able to help
 
In the UK, almost all adults are regular users of the internet (99% of those between 16 and 34 and 89% of those older than 35) and about 95% of them turn to Google when they are looking for something. 
This makes it a really important to any business which uses the internet as part of their marketing strategy. Have you ever wondered how companies get their websites to the top of Page 1 on Google?
You may have come across the term Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and it’s the application of effective SEO techniques to your website that will help your website move up the Google listings. 
But it’s not just about being at the top of the search results, it’s about having an effective website that your visitors will find easy to navigate and use and about making sure that your business is visible across the internet, in all the places that your customers would expect to find you. 
In this workshop, our coach (Andy Poulton) will be providing you with hints and tips on how you can make your website really work for you, how you can apply SEO in order to move your site higher in the Google search results and then move on to a range of ways that you can use Social media and Video marketing opportunities to promote your business, build awareness, demonstrate credibility and ultimately attract new enquiries and generate more business.
  
 #wegrowthhub #finance #financinggrowth #governmentsupport
ASD and Emotions - The Curly Hair Project in Bath
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10am - 12:30pm


Content:


Recognising emotions
Processing emotions
Managing strong emotions
Communicating about emotions


You will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Audience:

individuals on the spectrum
parents
teachers and other professionals


If numbers for this workshop are low, we will have no choice but to cancel it. Please check your email inbox and spam one or two days before the workshop is due to run as we will send you an email if it has been cancelled.

About the curly hair project
The curly hair project is a UK social enterprise dedicated to supporting women and girls with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their loved ones. Founder Alis Rowe created the organisation in 2013 after struggling to find good quality, uplifting information about ASD for herself. Alis Rowe is an acclaimed author and award winning young entrepreneur. Her work has been endorsed by leading professionals including Professor Tony Attwood. For information about the curly hair project, please visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk.
Older Person's Information Day
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11am - 3pm


Come and find out about what support and services exist for older people in Bath.
FREE Information and advice from a wide range of local companies and support services. 
Disabled access and toilet facilities available. 
Join us for a Cuppa and a cake in support of Dementia UK "Make Time For A Cuppa" fund raising event. All proceeds will be donated to Dementia UK to help fund specialist dementia nurses to support more families facing dementia.
There is a short stay car park within the Podium. 
Bath Business Lunch
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11:30am - 2pm


Connect with successful, authentic business women in person over a healthy lunch with our top class business talks that will leave you inspired and raring to go. 
We also have a vibrant Bath community engaging on Facebook - join in the discussion here!
Program:
11:30 Coffee & networking12:00 Introductions12:25 Member Spotlight12:30 Lunch13:00 Talk13:30 Wonderbra session13:50 @WomBizClub14:00 End
 
Meeting Info:1st Wednesday of every month except December when we meet for our Maximise Conference   
About Women's Business Club:The Women's Business Club exists to connect, support and empower business women.Find out more at www.womensbusiness.club
 
FAQs:Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?No we have your booking on our system
Is there parking at the venue?Yes there is plenty of free parking.
What is the refund policy?We can't offer refunds but you are welcome to send someone else in your place. 
Brentwood Business Lunch
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11:30am - 2pm


Connect with successful, authentic business women in person over a healthy lunch with our top class business talks that will leave you inspired and raring to go. 
We also have a vibrant Brentwood community engaging on Facebook - join in the discussion here!
Program:
11:30 Coffee & networking12:00 Introductions12:25 Member Spotlight12:30 Lunch13:00 Talk13:30 Wonderbra session14:00 End
 
Meeting Info:1st Wednesday of every month except December when we meet for our Maximise Conference   
About Women's Business Club:The Women's Business Club exists to connect, support and empower business women.Find out more at www.womensbusiness.club
 
FAQs:Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?No we have your booking on our system
Is there parking at the venue?Yes there is plenty of free parking.
What is the refund policy?We can't offer refunds but you are welcome to send someone else in your place. 
Bath College Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair
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12pm - 6pm


Come along and meet over 60 local and national employers offering Apprenticeships and Jobs. Exibitors include
Curo, Dimensions, Bath and NE Somerset from Beauty to Engineering, Construction to IT and many more..
Open to schools and colleges 12-3.30pm
Open to general public 3.30-6pm.
LIVING TOGETHER - Bath a University City?
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12:30pm - 4pm


FREE ADMISSION - FREE LUNCH 
The Conference will acknowledge the importance of Bath as a University City, recognise the contribution that students bring to the whole community, address some challenges, and consider how we can all work together to build an environment that is mutually supportive and respectful.
This event is supported by The Bath Students' Forum, Bath Christian Action Network, Bath and North East Somerset Council and The Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
UC Forum: B&NES Homelessness Partnership
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2pm - 4pm


B&NES Homelessness Partnership UC Forum meeting March 2018.
Accountable and Explainable AI
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2:15pm - 4pm


Accountable and Explainable AI
Dr Sandra Wachter explores why accountability in AI-based systems is an ethical responsibility.
 
IMI Thematic Semester talk
When: Wednesday 7 March 2018, 2.15 - 4pm
Venue: University of Bath, Building 8 West, Room 2.1
Audience: FREE event at the University of Bath, open to all with a ticket 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems have recently been shown to be susceptible to biased and discriminatory decision-making. Detecting and fixing these problems is difficult due to the inherent opacity of these systems. In response, calls to make algorithmic decision-making systems more transparent, explainable, and therefore accountable can be seen in academic literature, policy proposals and laws, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. At the same time, explaining the functionality of complex algorithmic decision-making systems and their rationale in specific cases is a technically challenging problem. Some explanations may offer little meaningful information to individuals, raising questions around their value. Further, companies and governments have an interest to not disclose information about their algorithms that contain trade secrets, violates the rights and freedoms of others (e.g. privacy), or allows individuals to game or manipulate decision-making.
This talk explains why accountability in AI-based systems is an ethical responsibility, explores the legal requirements in the General Data Protection Regulation applicable to AI and examines if ‘counterfactual explanations’ can bridge the gap between transparency and competing interests.

Speaker

Dr Sandra Wachter is a lawyer and Research Fellow in Data Ethics and Algorithms at the Oxford Internet Institute. She is also a Turing Research Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in London, a member of the Law Committee of the IEEE and serves as a policy advisor for governments and NGOs around the world on regulatory and ethical questions concerning emerging technologies.
Sandra’s research focuses on the legal and ethical implications of Big Data, AI, and robotics as well as governmental surveillance, predictive policing, and human rights online. Her current research focuses on the ethical design of algorithms, including the development of standards and methods to ensure fairness, accountability, transparency, interpretability, and group privacy in complex algorithmic systems.
Sandra’s research also addresses legal and ethical aspects of robotics (e.g. surgical, domestic and social robots) and autonomous systems (e.g. autonomous and connected cars), including liability, accountability, and privacy issues as well as international policies and regulatory responses to the social and ethical consequences of automation.


Programme
2.15pm Dr Sandra Wachter talk3.00pm Question and Answer session3.30pm Refreshments4.00pm Close

This event is free to attend, but please register by Wednesday 28 February 2018. For further information please email n.fenn@bath.ac.uk or visit the IMI webpage. 

This event is part of the IMI Thematic Semester Machine Learning: Algorithms and Ethics and is arranged by both IMI and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath.         

The Making of Blue Planet II
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7pm - 9pm


Join us for a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the multi-award winning series, Blue Planet II.
Producer of the series, and parent at our school, James Honeyborne, will give a very special presentation all about how the series was made and will give a unique insight into the experience of creating such a universally popular and impactful documentary. This January, upon collecting a special National Television Award for Impact for the series' part in raising awareness of deadly plastic pollution, James enthralled the audience at the O2 Arena with the story of a camerman who was dragged underwater by a baby sperm whale, when he tried to free the whale of a plastic bucket. Expect more incredible stories just like this at this excting, one-off event, specially curated for our school.
Drinks will be served from 7pm, and the talk will begin at 7.30pm.
All proceeds from the evening will be shared between the Music School & Recording Studio appeal, and an environmental charity (the name of which to be revealed very soon!).
INTRODUCING THE PHILOSOPHERS Aesthetics
Introducing the Philosophers
7:30pm - 9:55pm


Important: First please read about the aims and requirements of this group in What we're about. To find it click on blue Introducing the Philosophers above.

The branch of philosophy known as aesthetics is concerned with our perception of beauty, whether in art or nature, and more specifically with the nature of art and our human response to it. What is it for something to be beautiful, and what is the basis of our evaluation of works of art?
This meetup will try to deal with these questions. Our preparation consists of 3 parts.
1. Read the link. Pick the points you find more interesting, controversial etc and prepare to raise, defend or critique them.
http://www.philosophybasics.com/branch_aesthetics.html

2. Many philosophers over the centuries have expressed views on the nature of beauty and art. In very broad lines I quote some.
a. Plato (Athens, Greece[masked] BC). He talked about the ideal Forms of everything around us that exist outside the physical world. The objects we see around us are only copies, ephemeral imitations of their eternal, ideal Forms. An artist, when making or painting an object (a chair, a pot), is only producing a copy of the copy. Plato thus devalues art as it's very removed from the ideal Form. He further talked of the corrupting influence of such art and argued for censorship of music and poetry. He attacked tragedians for encouraging us to give way to our feelings when only reason should be encouraged to prevail.
b. Francis Hutcheson (Scottish,[masked]) The idea of beauty is raised in us by external objects in whose external features there is uniformity amidst variety though we are often unaware of those features. His approach allows for the existence of both objective (the features of the world) and subjective elements (our response). The latter varies in degree and quality in each of us because the sense of beauty in us and hence our appreciation of external beauty also varies.
c. David Hume (Scottish[masked]) He tried to find an objective standard of appreciation. He claimed that 'few are qualified to give judgement on any work of art or establish their sentiment as the standard of beauty. Innate aptitude and assiduous training are required'. However, he acknowledges that a 'completely uniform set of universal standards is impossible; what appeals to us depends on our circumstances and disposition'.
d. Immanuel Kant (German[masked]) Only our delight in the beautiful is 'disinterested and free delight'. He defined the beautiful as 'an object of delight apart from any interest'.
e. Ludwig Wittgenstein (Austrian-British[masked]) He argued against the tendency to emphasise the effect of a work of art on the recipient. This, he says, suggests the work of art itself is somehow unimportant. He also tried to encourage us to move away from concentrating on inner feelings and impressions and to look outwards to the role aesthetic judgements play in our interpersonl life in the wider social context.

3. The questions below are meant to help us focus on some points but do bring up anything else you consider important.
How do we decide if something is art? Is there good and bad art? Or just art?
Are beauty and art necessarily interconnected? Think of traditional art up to early 20th century and conceptual art.
Painting and sculpture are considered art. What about literature, poetry and music? What do they have in common, if anything?
Should art be a faithful representation of reality? And not just in the visual arts. Think about magical realism in Latin American literature.
How do we explain the different views of the philosophers above on the value of art and ways of appreciating it?
Kant suggests artistic appreciation is in a class of its own unrelated to other moral and social concerns. High Art is self-justifying and outside mundane values. What do you think?
In denoting something, to what extent do art and aesthetics overlap with the philosophy of language and meaning?
Free Meditation & Yoga – just show up–we start on Wednesday in Bath 7.30pm
Free Meditation & Yoga Bath
7:30pm - 9pm


Introduction

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Hello there! - We'd like to welcome you to Free weekly meetings hosted by Michael, Bernard which take place at the:

John Williams Room (2nd Floor), United Reformed Church Halls, Grove St, Bath, BA2 6PJ,

on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

With Sahaja Yoga Meditation we normally sit on chairs to achieve yoga, effortlessly & spontaneously. No Mats or special clothing required.

All across the globe, many are seeking new sources of energy. Meanwhile, the most transformative energy of all is hiding in plain sight, within us. It's natural, sustainable, and infinitely renewable. It's called inner kundalini energy. And everyone already has it — everyone!. It is often likened to an inner feminine or motherly energy which automatically knows about us and what is needed to help us restore balance and harmony within our subtle being. It works spontaneously, effortlessly, organically and cannot be paid for.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple time-honoured technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

If you're having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Yoga Meditation might well help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You may enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.

Meditation is not just for mystics and monks. Sahaja Yoga meditation is for everyone. Anyone can do it. It's that easy. But with the Sahaja Yoga experience, you'll quickly realise, it isn't your typical Meditations 'R Us type class. It's much more than just feeling peaceful and relaxed. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has many layers, varied and deep. Explore at your own pace, in your own way. Our volunteer experts are always available to help.

Ready to plug into your inner energy? A Sahaja Yoga Meditation class is a great way to start. A few minutes of your life may be all it takes to connect to your inner energy and light the path to lifelong transformation. Sahaja Yoga is more than a temporary solution or quick relief — it is a journey, rather than a destination. It's all about energy — guaranteed pure and carbon neutral. You can never have too much of it.

The best part? All classes are free. No strings, no catch.
Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend, bring your self — all are welcome.

We have a web site here in London too which you can visit for more info about weekly meetings: www.sahajayogalondon.co.uk

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Live music at The Bell Inn, Bath
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8:30pm - 11pm


Probably one of the best venues in Bath for live music, The Bell provides just the right atmosphere for any live music fan who loves to be close to the action and sometimes if it's not too full there is even room to dance! A large selection of drinks available from the highly efficient and friendly bar staff and always a great atmosphere at The Bell and if you love live music then this venue shouldn't disappoint. I'll try to be near the main entrance door (near the bar) by about 8.30pm (the band starts at 9.00pm) but please bear in mind if you turn up later it can get quite busy after a while so look out for your host....he'll be in there somewhere. Entry is completely free!

Cantaloop are playing here on this particular evening and I've heard they are really good. I quote from the website:

"A six-piece outfit worthy of the title 'Pioneers of the nu-funk Groove' producing funk from the edge of insanity and hip-hop from a higher plane."

Now you must admit, a band producing funk from the edge of insanity just has to be seen. :-)

Long Running Events:

Ethel and Ernest
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23rd February - 9th March


The story is simply a progression through the lives of the titular couple, from their courtship in the late 1920s to their deaths in 1971. Ethel is a lady's maid with middle-class aspirations and firm notions of respectable English behaviour; she becomes a housewife when she marries. Ernest, five years younger, is an easygoing milkman with socialist ideals and an enthusiastic interest in modern progress and technology. They live with their only child, Raymond, in a London suburb, through the Great Depression, World War II, the advent of television and other events. The story richly illustrates London working-class life and concerns, during some of the most momentous social and political developments of the 20th century.The book was turned into the feature-length hand-drawn animated film Ethel & Ernest, voiced by Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent and others.
Listening Booth Tour: Bath | Rebellious Sounds Archive
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23rd February - 16th March


Rebellious Sounds Archive at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath: 23rd February - 16th March
Dreadnought South West have commissioned the design and build of a very special mobile exhibition space. Known as the Listening Booth, it is deliberately designed to look like a voting booth to remind users of the centenary of the right to vote for some women. Excerpts from the oral histories collected for the Rebellious Sounds Archive have been loaded on to interactive voting cards. Listeners put on a pair of headphones and choose a voting card to place in the slot; this will play their chosen story of women's activism.
Head along to a venue near you (host locations will be listed here as they are confirmed). 
Join us at No 1 Royal Crescent on International Women's Day, 8th March, for a protest poster-making workshop. Email carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.
Listening Booth design

If you have a story of activism to tell then get in touch with Project Coordinator Carmen Talbot on carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com.
Funded by: 

With additional funding and support from:
 
...and our Rebellious Friends
Pencil To Paint: Feb - Mar 2018
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21st February - 28th March


“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
Topics will include:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Perspective
Tonal value
Notān
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2018
5 week Core Strength
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21st February - 28th March


The 5 week course (Feb 21st for 5 classes)
Content
With tennis in mind
Learning about the 4 quadrants of the body and how they affect posture
Learning about the inner unit and applying practical based exercise 
The course is made up of 5 classes, each enrolee with have access to our ONLINE PLATFORM of exercise tuition, throughout the 5 weeks to practice what has been learnt in the class, giving each enrolee access to Simon for questions. This is of course optional but will be give each enrolled further insight to personal development.

As soon as the person has registered an invite to pot in to our online services will be issued, the attendee will have the option to use this service or not.
Class
Wednesdays 19.00pm -20.00pm 



The Action for Happiness Course (Bath, 19 Feb 2018)
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19th February - 9th April


EXPLORING WHAT MATTERS
An 8-week course that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happy.

This course will run on Mondays from 12-2 on the following dates: 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2nd Apr, 9 Apr
The course is run by local volunteers and based on donations - so please feel free to give whatever you can afford :)

ABOUT THE COURSE
Exploring What Matters is a secular, science-based course for people who want to learn how to live happily and spread happiness to those around them.
It was created by the Action for Happiness charity to help people tune in to what really matters in life, connect with people around them and find small ways to start taking action.
On the course you will:


Meet with like-minded people to explore what really matters in life and find new ways of looking at things.


Enjoy expert videos, mindfulness exercises and a handbook full of resources to help you break big ideas into manageable chunks.


Take time each week to think of small actions you can take to create happiness for yourself and those around you.


People find it really valuable and often refer to what they learn on the course as life-changing.
-- Click here to see the impact of the course and what people say about it --
Each week is based around a big question:
Week 1: What really matters in life? We'll explore whether a greater focus on happiness and wellbeing might be better for all of us.
Week 2: What actually makes us happy? We'll explore the role of outer circumstances and inner attitudes in our wellbeing.
Week 3: Can we find peace of mind? We'll explore some of the skills and practices that can help us in difficult times.
Week 4: How should we treat others? We'll explore how to treat others and how we can become more compassionate.
Week 5: What makes for great relationships? We'll explore how our relationship to others impacts our own happiness.
Week 6: Can we be happier at work? We'll explore what makes us happy at work and what can we do about it.
Week 7: Can we build happier communities? We'll explore how to create communities that are more caring, connected and happy.
Week 8: How can we create a happier world? We'll explore how to live in a way that contributes to a happier world, not just for ourselves but for others too.
-- Click here for a sample of Week 1 to give you an idea of what it’s like --
WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
This course is for anyone interested in exploring how to create happiness for themselves or others.
Maybe you’re someone who could do with some new approaches to try out in your own life.
Or maybe you’re passionate about creating happier communities and a happier world.
Either way, by coming together with others locally on this course you can find the inspiration and support you need find the actions that work for you.
Please note: this course is not group therapy, if you are experiencing severe challenges at the moment we recommend seeking alternative professional support.

HOW IT WORKS
The course is run by keen volunteers who are stepping forward to help spread happiness in the local area.
Everyone who joins the course makes a donation of their choice to be there.
It costs Action for Happiness about £90 per person to support each course so we ask all participants to give whatever they can to support themselves and others.
You can give as Supporter (£120) or give the Standard (£90) if you are able, otherwise please give whatever donation works for you - even if you can only give £5 right now you’re as welcome as anyone else :)


What are the highlights of the course?
“Sharing and learning from each other allowed us space to grow and taking away action plans each week focused our minds on pro active action.” ~ Jacqueline, London
“More or less everything is a highlight as it is mightily well researched and factual.” ~ Annick, Lindfield
“Being able to believe that I could be brave enough to change my circumstances/life, in order to be happier/make others happier around me.” ~ Michelle, Farnborough

GET IN TOUCH
For questions about this particular course please contact the volunteers who are running it:
Lindy Leslie (lindyy@hotmail.co.uk)Rebecca  Rogers (becky@teachit.co.uk)
For general questions about Action for Happiness and the course please contact:
courses@actionforhappiness.org
We hope you enjoy the course. Thanks for helping to create a happier world.
The Action for Happiness team
           


Please note: although the content and materials for this course have been developed and tested by Action for Happiness, this specific course is being run independently by volunteers who support the aims of Action for Happiness, rather than being put on directly by the organisation itself.
Action for Happiness was co-founded by Prof Richard Layard, Sir Anthony Seldon and Geoff Mulgan. Key members of the team include Vanessa King and Dr Mark Williamson. It is backed by the Dalai Lama - the patron of Action for Happiness.
Action for Happiness is a UK Registered Charity (1175160).