CANCELLED: Paul sends his sincere apologies but has to cancel his talk tonight. We will try to re-arrange for another date.
Tooting CLP is excited to invite Labour Party members to a talk by Professor Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, expert on human behaviour and happiness, and author of the best-selling book "Happiness by Design".
Professor Dolan will be talking about his new book, "The Narrative Trap", in which he talks about how the stories we tell about how we ought to live our lives harm us. He has featured on a number of TV programmes and is committed to making behavioural science more accessible to a public audience.
Narratives are a powerful force on every scale, from the national conversation to an individual's self-confidence. We only have to look at the toxic narratives around immigration during the EU referendum and American presidential election to see the poisonous effect an untrue and unfair narrative can have. As activists in our community we can play a major role in moulding those narratives locally, and Professor Dolan's talk will enhance our understanding of why this is important and how to do this.
The talk is held for Labour Party members and will be at Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17 7EW on Wednesday 4 October from 6:45pm to 8pm.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Hector Wakefield and Peter Ramage
Political Education Officers, Tooting CLP