A new age of anxiety?

Monday 26 February
The Forum, Norwich
7.30 - 9.30pm
Free entry - booking essential

Owing to the ongoing national dispute between Universities UK (UUK) and the University and College Union (UCU), and resultant strike action by members and supporters of UCU, the Dragon Hall Debate: A new age of anxiety on Monday 26 February has been postponed until further notice.

We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience caused and will make every effort to communicate further information about this event as it becomes available.

(Please note that this event will be cancelled on Eventbrite. All ticket-holders will automatically be assigned a new Eventbrite ticket when the event is rescheduled. You will receive an email from us via Eventbrite to confirm the new date, after which you will be able to cancel your tickets if you can no longer make it.)

If you have any questions or comments about the rescheduling of this event, please email events@uea.ac.uk or call 01603 592130 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.


With an epidemic amongst young people in depression and anxiety, and policy-makers now looking at ways of addressing public wellbeing, we ask if we are living in a new age of anxiety. Political economist Will Davies of Goldsmiths, University of London will discuss what he calls ‘the happiness industry’, while UEA’s Teresa Belton will talk about the reciprocal relationship between personal wellbeing and environmental sustainability.

Dragon Hall Debates at the Forum

These free events, held in partnership between UEA and Writers’ Centre Norwich, are open to everyone, and no prior knowledge is needed. The speakers will talk briefly and then the audience are invited to ask questions and offer opinions as the discussion opens up.

This year's series will be relocating temporarily to the Millennium Library at The Forum, while Dragon Hall undergoes renovation to open as the National Centre for Writing in summer 2018.

All events start at 7.30pm and should last until 9.30pm, or when the energy dries up!

Free entry, booking essential.

For more information, email events@uea.ac.uk or call 01603 592130.