Local Events Bath

Breakfast with the Owls
7:45am - 9am

As proud Gold Sponsors of this summer’s Minerva’s Owls sculpture trail in Bath, MHA Monahans is delighted to offer you a sneak preview of the owls, before they fly off to their designers' studio for their much-anticipated makeovers.
Be one of the first to know about the owl buzz that is about to sweep the city and join us for a light breakfast, as we hear all about the owls. There are even still opportunities to sponsor an owl and promote your business, but busy owls won’t hang around for ever, so if you want to be part of the summer conversation in Bath, now’s your chance to find out more.
You Can Export: How to get started masterclass - Bath March
9:30am - 3:30pm

Are you an SME looking for new ways to grow your business? There is a whole world out there, so seize the opportunity today to learn how to access new markets and create an action plan to start selling overseas.

Attend this interactive workshop to hear from our expert facilitators about the vital steps you should take to start selling your products/services internationally. Step by step, our friendly Trade Advisers with years of commercial experience will take you through the most important export topics in a series of separate sessions enabling you to:

be inspired by success stories in the south West and understand what it takes to win new business overseas
build confidence and the capability to exportclarify and set realistic export goals
develop an understanding of the key areas for business and personal development within international trade
critically reflect on and examine your export readiness and identify any weaknesses that need to be addressed
learn about the Export For Growth key services and how they can help you with your export plans
begin to create a solid 6-12 month action plan for export growth

The action plan that you create during this one day course could form the basis for follow up support from the Department for International Trade with an International Trade Adviser.
‘Such an incredible wealth of knowledge and resources tailored to our requirements' - Angela Hall, Barefaced Bee
'Even as an experienced business person, I learned loads and everything was explained clearly making it very motivational!' - Barbara Cox, Mr. Lee's Noodles
Who is this event for?
We invite local businesses who are new to exporting to this workshop. To be eligible for this workshop and any subsequent support from the Export for Growth project, your business must meet the following criteria:

Have a registered business address located in the South West of England
Be an SME (small or medium sized enterprise)

Your business also cannot be:

Trading in the following sectors: fisheries and agriculture, coal and steel, manufacture of synthetic fibres, shipbuilding, energy generation, transport, banking, insurance or distribution
An owner of 25% or more in another company, or another company owns 25% or more of this business

Regrettably, we are unable to accept intermediaries or service providers.
#wegrowthhub #international

Business Essentials for New Businesses - Bath
9:30am - 5pm

Business Essentials for New Businesses
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
This one-day workshop is a must for those individuals who are close to, or who have recently started their business. This forms part of our Starting in Business programme and is a follow on from our 3 hour Starting in Business workshop.
This is a practical workshop which will provide you with the essential tools and information you need to set up and run your new business.
During the day, we will explore key topics such as:

Planning your business

Understanding your customers
Marketing your business  
Creating the right image
Planning the numbers
How to keep adequate financial records
Tax issues for start ups
Action planning & next steps

The workshop is being run by Dr Emma Smith who runs her own business and has a number of years experience of advising individuals and to start and run successful business.
There will be an opportuntity to have your marketing materials reviewed during the day if you have reached the stage where this would be useful.
The workshop includes a mix of teaching and working on your own business assisted by business advisers.
 #wegrowthhub #marketing #financinggrowth #governmentsupport #startup #business
ASD and Emotions - The Curly Hair Project in Bath
10am - 12:30pm


Recognising emotions
Processing emotions
Managing strong emotions
Communicating about emotions

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

individuals on the spectrum
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.
Bath Treasure Hunt with 20% off at the finishing Treasure (the pub)
10am - 10pm

The Great Game is a daily exciting Treasure Hunt that you do on your own time when ever you want around the beautiful City of Bath. Upon purchasing your ticket please email info@ggtreasurehunts.com to redeem. There a different tickets for different groups of people. 
Single route - for 1-2 people or 3-4 people is great for seeing the sights and using your brain.
Once the ticket is redeemed via email your treasure hunt pack will be mailed out to you so please provided your address in your email. Each pack includes discount wrist bands for each player, a clipboard, a real compass, a map, the clues sheet, a prize sheet, a brief history of Bath and a pen.
Let us know the time you wish to begin your hunt and we will book you a table at the finishing "Treasure" a historic Bath Pub steeped in History, where you will 20% off your food and drink bill.
The Hunt starts at Bath Train Station and takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete, solving clues and riddles and puzzles as you wind through Bath viewing the sites of the city and trying to find the "Treasure" - The pub, where you simply show your Treasure Hunt wrist band to the staff to get your 20% discount on your food and drink bill.
You will be sure to have a fantastic half day or evening out!
Bringing in the Bystander Training
11:15am - 1:15pm

The University of Bath, in partnership with the SU, are launching a 2 hour training programme to tackle sexual harassment and misconduct on and off campus. We have seen through the #NeverOK campaign, and the Universities UK taskforce report how prevalent sexual harassment is on University campuses. The #MeToo and #Time’sUp movements have shown us that this is not an issue occurring solely at Universities - it is pervasive in society.
This engaging, thought-provoking training course is significant part of The University of Bath's strategy to prevent sexual harassment.
We have all been in situations where we have witnessed something that made us feel uncomfortable....but we weren't quite sure what to do about it, or we thought about a great come-back on the way home! The Bringing In The Bystander programme® gives people to tools to become effective and safe bystanders, whether that is in the moment, or having a quiet word at a more opportune time.
The programme was developed by the University of New Hampshire and has been delivered at Universities across the world, with significant research demonstrating its effectiveness at encouraging attitude change and increasing bystander behaviours.
***Please be aware that course looks at case studies of sexual violence, and may be triggering or upsetting***
US Visa Session - 21 March 2018
11:15am - 12:15pm

Michael Westendorp, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy London is coming to the University of Bath on Wednesday 21 March to speak to students who are going on work placement or study abroad to the USA and want to learn more about applying for a visa.
This session is open to all Bath students who are planning activity in the US in the 2018/19 academic year.
Lunchtime Boules @ Queen Square
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
1pm - 3pm

A casual lunch time arrangement for a knock about with whoever attends. Very popular last year, let's see if we can continue some interest now winter is with us

I will bring a set of 8 boule which we can share around.

RIBA South West (Bath) - How to advise your clients on their CDM duties
2pm - 4:30pm

This seminar will explore the role of architect as Principal Designer, focusing on issues around advising clients in accordance with the CDM 2015 regulations.   
Since the Health and Safety Executive’s CDM 2015 Regulations came into effect, architects have been embracing the newly created Principal Designer role. This seminar will focus on issues faced by architects around advising clients in accordance with the CDM 2015 regulations.
This seminar will explore:

Advantages and restrictions created by the flexibility that’s built into Legislation
Different models of delivery and helping clients understand the impact of their choices
Actions and engagement required at different phases of a project to successfully deliver the role
Effects of different procurement routes and contract vs. legislation
Types of clients and client bodies and impacts of working for domestic clients
Different industries and sectors
Benefits of accepting CDM duties to your practice and to your clients
The good the bad and the ugly: scenarios and wearing different hats!

By attending this seminar you will gain an understanding of when you should be the Principal Designer, whilst discussing the topic from a legal, ethical and moral perspective. You will understand your legal obligations as a PD and learn about effective engagement techniques to ensure clients understand the impact of their decisions.
Danny Coomber, Butler & Young Group Ltd
Danny has over 37 years’ experience working within the construction industry. From an early start in the British Army to training large numbers of industry experts in the art of CDM compliance, Danny practices what he teaches; as a director at Butler and Young Consultants, he is responsible for CDM compliance services. He has been involved with innovative buildings and civil engineering projects overseas and in the UK, providing him with unique experiences for health, safety and welfare management. Danny is a seasoned author, presenter and trainer and is at the forefront of developing construction safety and CDM compliance protocols.
Core Curriculum topics
1. Health, safety and well being2. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
Other booking options
For more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2018, and Club Ticket booking, saving £250 per year, go to Core CPD 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contactRiba.southwest@riba.org for cancellation requests.

Substitutes are permitted at any time, please contact Riba.southwest@riba.org for substitution requests.

The RIBA accepts no responsibility for the views or opinions expressed by speakers or any other person at the event.

A photographer may cover this event and the photographs may be used to publicise future RIBA events.

Sponsored by:
RIBA Financial Services
Midweek Coffee
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
3pm - 4:30pm

Enjoy relaxed conversation and a beverage at this delightful venue in the centre of Bath. The numbers for this meetup are limited so with a bit of luck we will all be able to sit and talk together in a group. If you sign up and then find you cannot go, please amend your RSVP as soon as possible so that someone else can attend.
WECIL BANES Peer Support Networking Event
6pm - 8pm

WECIL Peer Support Network Event for Parents and Carers of Disabled Children in Bath and North East Somerset.
Come and Meet other Parents and carers in a similar position, share experiences and get support.
Join us in the Community room at Odd Down Sports ground.
Chelwood Drive, Odd Down Bath BA2 2PR
Fun General Knowledge Quiz with Prizes, Free Raffle entry.
£5 Voucher for the Café per attendee 
RSVP email DPsupport@wecil.co.uk or Telephone 01179479933
Kundalini Yoga Group
Bath Kundalini Yoga Meetup
6pm - 7:30pm

• What we'll do:

As Spring begins, we often start to reflect on our relationships. The kriya we will being doing this Wednesday supports us to release old energy from past relationships and to deepen our connection with our heart. We will end with a beautiful meditation which helps reminds us that we are all profoundly connected.

I will give a brief introduction to Kundalini Yoga and then guide the group through a warm- up, a set of physical postures (called a kriya), a long relaxation and a meditation. There is a breakout area available for socialising afterwards and I will be around to answer any questions you may have.

• What to bring
Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, but don’t worrry- there will be spares. Also bring a light blanket and / or extra layers to keep you cosy during the long relaxation. There is a £5 contribution requested for this class.

• Important to know
Kundalini Yoga is a very fun and uplifting practise which supports you to relax, to improve your fitness and to connect more deeply with yourself. Absolute beginners are most welcome to this group.
Broadband Community Event - Corston
6:30pm - 8:30pm

TrueSpeed would like to invite you to come and ask us any questions you have about our ultrafast gigabit fibre broadband. We'd love the opportunity to answer your questions, tell you how we can transform your digital life, and tell you how you can get TrueSpeed in your community.
Come along and find out:

The difference ultrafast fibre broadband can make to your home and work life

What the term fibre-to-the-premises means

Our packages & the differences

What our gigabit network is really capable of

The ease of switching to TrueSpeed

Telephone packages and ultrafast 'line rental included’'

If you would like to attend our community event, register your FREE ticket today.
For more information about TrueSpeed, please visit www.truespeed.com
Kingdom Code: Bath
7:30pm - 9pm

Kingdom Code is a community of Christians who work in the world of technology- whether you are a designer, developer, data analyst, product managers, digital marketer, entrepreneur or something else entirely in tech this is a group for you.
Over the next three months we're going to be starting a set of events in the South West to build relationships between us, to encourage one another, to share about the things that we're working on, to start thinking about how our Christian worldview comes together with our vocation, and looking to put that into practice.
Join us on Wednesday 21st March in The Bath Brew House for a quiet drink just to meet other Christians who work in the world of technology, and then on Wednesday 18th April as we start to think together about some of the issues which come up and we bring our faith and technology together.
Can't make the date? Sign up to the mailing list to stay in touch.

Save the date for future meetups over the next few months:
Wednesday 18th April: Kingdom Code THINK (The Forum Coffee House, Bath)
Wednesday 16th May: Kingdom Code DRINK (back at the The Bath Brew House)

Who is hosting this thing?
Kingdom Code South West is being hosted by Patrick Bokšan-Cullen and James Doc. We're looking for other leader to get involved; if that might be you please get in touch!
I can't make this event, will there be more?
Absolutely! Sign up to the mailing list or follow Kingdom Code on Twitter to stay in touch.
Have any questions?Ping us a message on Twitter: @kcodeuk

Writers Group - Thinking About Short Stories
Bath Writers: Beyond The Margins
7:30pm - 9:30pm

We'll open with a discussion about what makes a good short story. See podcast link below.

Then we will give feedback to Jack and Cherry on the short stories that will be put on dropbox sometime next week. I ask for a £1 donation to cover meetup and related costs.
Introducing the Philosophers
7:30pm - 10pm

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.

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 interpersonal 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


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

Join us on Facebook and Twitter
Live music at The Bell Inn, Bath
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8:30pm - 11pm

Fancy a bit of live brass? Like a bit of reggae and ska? Maybe you just love live music like me? Then come along and see Count Bobo deliver all this and more at one of Bath's most popular live music venues. The atmosphere here is always one of a traditional pub with people of all ages enjoying the music. A fine selection of bar drinks available served by very efficient staff, a kind of laid back yet vibrant feel, a small stage so you can get right up close and personal with the acts playing, people dancing on an amazingly tiny dance floor - no wonder The Bell is considered to be one of Bath's best venues for live music! So, if you think Wednesday evenings are boring - well yes they can be but not here at The Bell where boring Wednesdays are banned. So please do come along and join us for another night of partying at this great venue!

See www.countbobo.com for more information on the band.

Long Running Events:

Pencil To Paint: Feb - Mar 2018
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:
Line, measurement and proportion
Tonal value
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
21st February - 28th March

The 5 week course (Feb 21st for 5 classes)
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.
Wednesdays 19.00pm -20.00pm 

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

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 :)

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 --
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.

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

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:
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).