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Monday 15th July - 05:20 PM BST

Katharine Birbalsingh on Meaning in Life

How our foundational years shape us

Most want meaning in their lives. The person "who has a why to live can bear almost any how" claimed Nietzsche. But with over half of young adults saying they experience little to no purpose every year, and rates of anxiety and depression rising amongst teens, we seem to be failing in this goal.

Join Katharine Birbalsingh, dubbed 'the world's strictest headmistress' of one of the U.K's most successful schools, as she argues that this crisis of meaning starts in childhood. Unless we accept discipline, boredom, and a return to more traditional methods of teaching and parenting, this crisis will continue.

Timetable:

17:20 BST - Katharine Birbalsingh on Meaning in Life The Lounge

18:00 BST - The Great Rewiring of Our Lives arena

19:20 BST - Screens aren't causing a mental health epidemic arena

Katharine Birbalsingh

Britain's strictest headmistress

Katharine Birbalsingh CBE, known as 'Britain's strictest headmistress',  is the founder and head teacher of Michaela Community School, a free school established in 2014 in Wembley Park, London.  Michaela’s last Progress 8 score placed it as the best school in the country.

Birbalsingh is outspoken in her views that smartphones should have no place in the classroom and that children need love and strict discipline to flourish in life.

Join Katharine Birbalsingh, dubbed 'the world's strictest headmistress' of one of the U.K's most successful schools, as she argues that this crisis of meaning starts in childhood.