Transactions of The Royal Society
November 19 and 20th of 2003,The Royal Society of London
hosted a Discussion Meeting that had been organised by
F. A. Huppert, N.V.K. Baylis, and E. B. Keverne (all members
of Cambridge University.)
Founded in 1660, The Royal Society is the independent
scientific academy of the UK, dedicated to promoting excellence
in science. Its journal, Philosophical Transactions of
The Royal Society of London, is the world's longest running
international science journal, and the volume that came
out of the conference is called The Science of Well-Being.
This was the Society's first ever conference on this subject.
The specific issue is Series B, Volume 359, Number 1449,
Pages 1329-1451. Edited by Huppert, Baylis and Keverne.
(Published 29th September 2004; ISSN 0962-8436.)
This issue contains 10 of the 12 papers presented. The
following are those who made presentations at our Discussion
M. Nesse (Michigan)
Eric B. Keverne (Cambridge)
David J.P. Barker (Southampton)
Barbara L. Fredrickson (Michigan)
Martin E.P. Seligman (Pennsylvania)
Carol D. Ryff (Wisconsin-Madison)
Barbara Maughan (King's, London)
Richard. J. Davidson (Wisconsin-Madison)
Harry Kroto (Sussex)
Sonia J. Lupien (McGill)
Robert J. Sternberg (Yale)
Robert D. Putnam (Harvard)
Johan Galtung (Transcend Network for Peace and Development,
the discussions that followed the formal presentations,
were Richard Layard (London School of Economics), Robert
Hinde (Cambridge), Lewis Wolpert (University College
London), and Felicia Huppert (Cambridge).
The Royal Society two-day Discussion Meeting was open
to the public, but the speakers and chairs then took
part in a final day of round-table 'think tanking',
courtesy of The Novartis Foundation in Portland Place,
to purchase copies of Philosophical Transactions.
Huppert for the Well-being Institute 2006-2008