1. Events
  2. Wellbeing Research Centre (Oxford University)

Wellbeing Research Centre (Oxford University)

Previous Events Upcoming Events

Back to Bentham? A discussion on the optimal distribution of wellbeing

Organizer: Wellbeing Research Centre (Oxford University)
Venue: Online

Michael Plant provides a brief overview of the main approaches to aggregating individual advantage - utilitarianism, egalitarianism, prioritarianism, and leximin. Social scientists are not very familiar with this literature, even though you cannot use subjective wellbeing measures without (implicitly) making a choice. The use of subjective wellbeing measures is implicitly utilitarian: the best outcome is the […]

The science of wellbeing: causes, consequences, and policies

Organizer: Wellbeing Research Centre (Oxford University)
Venue: Magdalen College Oxford

This hybrid workshop was held over two days at the University of Oxford to discuss topics covered in The Science of Wellbeing, the first textbook to be published on the subject. The textbook is co-authored by Prof Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Prof Lord Richard Layard, and will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022. The […]

Life, death, and WELLBYs

Organizer: Wellbeing Research Centre (Oxford University)
Venue: Harris Manchester College Oxford

HLI's Founder and Director, Dr Michael Plant, will present his latest thinking on determining the neutral point of wellbeing scales.

Wellbeing Research & Policy Conference

Organizer: Wellbeing Research Centre (Oxford University)
Venue: Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre Worcester College, Oxford

The inaugural Wellbeing Research & Policy Conference will bring together scholars and policymakers to discuss the latest research, insights, and developments in the field of wellbeing science. The conference will be held over three days at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre in Worcester College, University of Oxford, featuring plenary speakers, panel discussions, policy roundtables, and […]