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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Mon 10th Sep 2012
Modern manners leave a lot to be desired. In How The Queen Can Make You Happy Mary Killen, etiquette expert, mixes wit and polemic to make the case for civilised conduct - based on the ultimate role model, HM the Queen. In the year of her diamond jubilee, Mary argues that the Queen represents the best of British behaviour - which is why she is held in such high esteem around the world.
Now you can use examples from her own life to navigate life s social complexities with ease and good grace. Entries include: How to manage difficult pets; How to deal with bores; How to address an insult; How to dress properly ...and many more. Examining such under-rated virtues as discretion, politeness and kindness, How The Queen Can Make You Happy is a humorous celebration of long-held British values in an age where discretion is not generally the better part of value. Never mind the curtsey, where's the courtesy?
Dr Tali Sharot
Dr Tali Sharot
Anthony Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He has written and edited over twenty books on philosophy and other subjects. For several years he wrote the "Last Word" column for the Guardian newspaper and now writes a column for the Times. He is a frequent contributor to the Literary Review, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Times Literary Supplement, Index on Censorship and New Statesman, and is an equally frequent broadcaster on BBC Radios 4, 3 and the World Service. He is a past chairman of June Fourth, a human rights group concerned with China, and is a representative to the UN Human Rights Council for the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He is a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, the Patron of the United Kingdom Armed Forces Humanist Association, a patron of Dignity in Dying, and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.