Main Venue

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm


GYLES BRANDRETH – author, broadcaster, former MP, now Chancellor of the University of Chester – is returning to the Festival of Education with ‘5 Steps to Happiness’, a practical guide to achieving wellbeing in the classroom, in the staff room, in life. His action plan includes the lessons he learnt working with noted Irish psychiatrist, Dr Anthony Clare, and the launch of his Poetry Together initiative which, between now and October, is designed to bring young people and old people together by learning poetry by heart. See

‘Gyles Brandreth has a touching access to the secrets of the human heart.’
The Times

‘Gyles Brandreth is widely regarded as the best speaker in Britain today.’
Daily Mail