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Proms interval talk for BBC Radio 3

At Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Road, Kensington London SW7

Inspired by tonight's performance of David Sawer's The Greatest Happiness Principle, the second in a series of talks about mood and emotion in art and literature, with Charlotte Mendelson.

About This Event

Novelist Charlotte Mendelson asks why writers seem reluctant to engage with happiness and why so much literature is full of unhappy people. She’s joined by psychologist and broadcaster Claudia Hammond, presenter of Radio 4’s All In The Mind programme and author of Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings.

Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during tonight's interval.

Booking is not required for this event. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis (doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins; capacity is limited).

Image: Charlotte Mendelson © Graeme Robertson

Part of

Proms 2017