Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society

On 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 Meeting:

Randolph 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, France)

Chairing 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, London.

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