talks & debates
talks & debates

How To Live

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

What makes a good life and what can we do to make the most of here and now?

What makes a good life? Whether we believe that our actions echo in eternity or not, what can we do to make the most of the here and now? A panel of experts and writers draw on a broad range of teachings and philosophies to discuss what makes a good life.

Speakers include Sarah Bakewell, whose latest book, At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails, explores the lives and ideas of leading 20th century existentialists (one of the New York Times’ 10 best books of 2016); and the Tibetan lama Lelung Rinpoche, who founded the Lelung Dharma Trust.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Included in Pass
£15, £25

need to know

This event is included in both the Saturday and Weekend Passes, and is part of How Do We Live with Death? Weekend.

BSL Interpretation
This talk is British Sign Language-interpreted.

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