The pursuit of happiness with Mr Brant


This week’s Look Out lecture was a very special one indeed, as Forest’s own Head of History, Mr Chris Brant, took to the stage to present on the topic of ‘the pursuit of happiness’.

Mr Brant’s erudite, thoughtful and reflective lecture took Sixth Formers and accompanying staff on a journey through more than two thousand years of philosophical enquiry on what it means to be happy, drawing on thinkers like Epicurus, Aristotle, Nietzsche, Jung, Proust and de Botton, as well as books, music and films such as The Shawshank Redemption.

Described by attendees as ‘thought provoking, well delivered and intellectually challenging,’ as well as ‘insightful, humorous and [a talk which] sparked great discussion,’ Mr Brant’s speech reminded us that in this increasingly frantic world we should always take time to enjoy life’s small pleasures.