Sir Michael Marmot in conversation with Professors Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
Introduced by Christina McAnea (UNISON, Head of Health)
Tuesday 1 March, 6.15pm – 8pm
UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY
In every country in the world, the higher you are on the social scale, the longer and healthier your life will be. In Britain, the average person would have eight extra years of healthy life if they had the same opportunities as the richest in our society. This social gradient is not inevitable, so what can governments do to address these dramatic and unjust health inequalities?
At this Equality Trust event, hosted by UNISON, Sir Michael Marmot will discuss the evidence from his latest book, The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World, with Spirit Level authors Professors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson. Together they will explore the political and policy implications of the research, and take questions from the audience.
Please arrive to register at 6.15, for a prompt 6.30 start. The event is free, but Michael Marmot’s book will be on sale so do bring cash if you are considering a purchase. Please note this is not a catered event.
Getting to the venue
The UNISON Centre is situated on the north side of Euston Road between Euston and King’s Cross station. Euston tube station is on the Northern and Victoria lines, and King’s Cross station is on the Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern (City branch), Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. Click here to check London travel, including bus routes. The event will be accessible, held on the ground floor.