26th Oct 2018: Visit, Listen, Think, Discuss, Write; The Inner Level – Author talk with Profs Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

Come along to the Grassmarket Community Project (86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA) at 5pm sharp for a visit to an external event and have a discussion. The event finishes at 7pm but a short discussion can carry on in a nearby establishment where in particular one of the aims will be to write about what we have learned; the writing is optional. You MUST register for a ticket on EVENTBRITE to attend this event as availability is limited…


Title of talk:

The Inner Level – Author talk with Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

The inner level

The event is free however registration is required, here:


Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

Professors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett will introduce the evidence and discuss the implications for us all from their most recent book, The Inner level and reflect back on its pre-cursor, The Spirit Level.
There will be a chaired Q&A to discuss how the analysis in the book should inform policies, strategies and their implementation to address inequality, including health outcomes and particularly mental health.

A few paragraphs on your subject:

The Inner level, published in June this year, sets out the evidence for the health implications, including on mental health, of inequality in society. Not just for those at the poorest, most heavily impacted end of the spectrum but at all levels.
The Spirit level, published in 2009 compared countries worldwide against a range of measure -health, education attainment, longevity, crime amongst others to demonstrate that the higher the range of inequality the worse the outcomes.
Wilkinson & Pickett set up The Equality Trust to continue to engage with interested parties of all types, policy makers, think tanks and those delivering services in the public and charity sectors and continue to promote this message with talks such as this.

A few paragraphs about you:

My Fair Edinburgh is a new, growing group of folks who care about reducing social equality in Edinburgh and is affiliated to The Equality Trust which works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic and social inequality.
Both books are published by Penguin Random House and will be sold at the event by the Lighthouse Radical Bookshop
The NRS Mental Health Network & NHS Lothian are sponsoring the event which is being held at The Grassmarket Community Project, a social enterprise venue in the heart of Edinburgh

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What are your weblinks?

The Spirit Level: https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/resources/the-spirit-level
The Inner level: https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/inner-level
The Equality Trust www.equalitytrust.org.uk
NRS Mental Health Network https://www.nhsresearchscotland.org.uk/
NHS Lothian https://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Pages/default.aspx
Grassmarket Community Project http://grassmarket.org/
Lighthouse Radical Bookshop https://www.lighthousebookshop.com/
Twitter – @MyFairEdinburgh