Can being kinder to others really make us happier?”

Sunday 19th May  7.15 for 7.30pm

Hop Blossom Pub, Long Garden Walk, Farnham GU9 7HX

Can being kinder to others really bring benefits for our own personal mental health and wellbeing and for society as a whole?

This year’s Rosalind Franklin Lecture award-winning broadcaster and psychology lecturer Claudia Hammond set out a prescription for a kinder life we can all adapt and and use to help bring about a more tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. Farnham Humanists plan to screen and discuss Claudia’s March talk.

(Note if the unlikely event the recording of Claudia’s talk isn’t available in time Farnham Humanists may select a previous year’s lecture.)

Non-members £3. Members free. Drinks are available at the Pub

More about Claudia Hammond
Claudia Hammond is an award-winning broadcaster, author, and psychology lecturer. In her work she shares the ways that psychological and medical research can help us in our everyday lives, whether through radio, TV, podcasts, public events, or books.

Claudia is the presenter of several podcasts and radio shows including All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4 which covers psychology, neuroscience, and mental health, and the weekly global health show Health Check on BBC World Service. She is Visiting Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex. Claudia gives talks on psychology around the world and often chairs public events on psychology, medicine, and science. She writes a regular column on medical myths for BBC Future.

Her latest book, The Keys to Kindness, covers the results of the world’s largest public science project on the subject of kindness, and is published by Canongate. She is also the author of The Art of RestMind Over MoneyTime Warped, and Emotional Rollercoaster.

About the Humanists UK Rosalind Franklin Lecture series
Marking International Women’s Day, the Rosalind Franklin Lecture explores and celebrates the contribution of women towards the promotion and advancement of aspects of humanism in the UK and around the world. The Rosalind Franklin medallist has made a significant contribution in one of these fields.

The lecture and medal are named after Rosalind Franklin, humanist and scientist, whose contribution to science for many years went unacknowledged on account of her sex but who is today rightly celebrated.