Events

an evening with Margaret Heffernan

16th March 2017

COMPETITION – WHY WINNING ISN’T WORTH IT

an evening with Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan is a serial entrepreneur, chief executive, prize-winning author and leading TED talker. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland, educated at Cambridge University and lives in Somerset. Despite her wide ranging success, Margaret Heffernan is no fan of competition, which she sees running through all aspects of our modern lives: from siblings to school, from promotions to dating. In her book, A Bigger Prize, Heffernan explores the idea that competition can sort the wheat from the chaff and assure the best rises to the top. She questions whether that is what really happens?

What does competition really bring out in all of us? And is there a better way?

‘She systematically deconstructs the social myths’ Kirkus Reviews

‘. . . brilliant insights, broad-span applications’ Philip Zimbardo

‘A timely view of how a compulsion to compete is often counterproductive and could cause

graver problems on an increasingly crowded planet.’ The Times

tickets £10

clubroom bar from 6.30pm

talk starts 7pm followed by Q&A; please arrive early to allow time for parking

to book call 01749 814 070

the meantime programme is curated by Emma Craigie