Oliver Burkeman in conversation


Join Oliver Burkeman as he talks about his book Four thousand weeks. This is a free 60 minute online event.


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Nov 10, 2021 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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Join Oliver Burkeman as he talks about his book Four thousand weeks. This is a free 60 minute online event.

In his Sunday Times bestseller, Four thousand weeks, Oliver Burkeman asks the question: If you stopped trying to do everything, could you finally get to what matters?

During the event, it will be possible to ask questions. Please ask your questions using the Q&A function. The questions will be submitted as text, so your camera and microphone do not need to be turned on.

Early booking is recommended. Saga customers must reserve their seat before 9 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021.

About the book

We’re obsessed with growing to-do lists, overcrowded inboxes, fighting distraction, and feeling like our attention span is dwindling. Yet we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate problem of time management: the question of how to best use our ridiculously short time on the planet, which averages around four thousand. weeks.

“Life is over. You don’t have to integrate everything … Read this book and discover a new way of thinking and living. ‘Emma Gannon

Four thousand weeks is an uplifting, captivating and deeply realistic exploration of the challenge. Rejecting the futile modern obsession of “doing it all,” he presents readers with tools to build meaningful lives by embracing rather than denying their limits. And it shows how the unnecessary ways we have come to think about time are not inescapable and immutable truths, but choices that we have made, as individuals and as a society. The book’s many revelations will transform the reader’s worldview.

“Heartwarming, fascinating, engaging, inspiring and USEFUL, in fact really useful. »Marian Keyes

Drawing on the ideas of ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time. In doing so, he hopes to free us from his tyranny.

Olivier Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is the author of The antidote: happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking, and for many years wrote a popular weekly column on psychology for the Guardian, ‘This column will change your life’. His work has also been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street newspaper, Psychologies and New philosopher. He has a devoted following for his writings on productivity, mortality, the power of limits, and building a meaningful life in a time of confusion.

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3) Reservations for this event will close at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021.

4) The event will last approximately 60 minutes.

5) The event will start at 4 p.m. (GMT) on Wednesday November 10, 2021.

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