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Tuesday, 5th March, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

An evening with Helen Russell

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We are excited to be joined on Tuesday, 5 March for an insightful evening with TedX speaker Helen Russell. Helen’s new book ‘How to Raise a Viking,’ will be released on 15, February and this talk at the ESU will touch on all aspects of her book, as well as her new lifestyle.

After a decade of living in Denmark and raising a family there, author and speaker Helen Russell noticed that Nordic children are different to children back home. They eat differently. They learn differently. They run, jump and climb out in nature for hours a day, even though the weather is terrible and dark from October to March. And then they grow up to be some of the happiest adults on the planet. Her question was: ‘how?’ Helen will unpack this complex question in her talk at the ESU.

Helen will discuss the important part that oracy has played in her career and how oracy can be used to foster happiness in children, not just in Danish societies but across the world.

About Helen:

Formerly editor of turned Scandinavia correspondent for the Guardian, her first book, The Year of Living Danishly, became an international bestseller, and optioned for television. She’s the author of five books, translated into 21 languages. Helen now writes for magazines and newspapers globally, including The Times, The Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, the Observer, Grazia and Stylist. She lives in Denmark with three children and an unruly dog.


Tuesday, 5th March
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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