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    ESRC Conference at Sheffield Town Hall, Friday July 17 2015 Conveners: Prof Ian Bache (Sheffield University), Dr Karen Scott (Newcastle University) and Charles Seaford (New Economics Foundation) This conference concludes the ESRC seminar series on The Politics of Wellbeing ( The central purpose of the seminar series is to define and develop the contribution of the politics discipline in relation to wellbeing – a concept and policy area that has been researched and debated extensively in the fields of economics, psychology, sociology, geography and others. Interest in the politics of wellbeing has intensified in response to the dramatic rise of national and international policy activity on wellbeing, quality of life and happiness, and particularly in how wellbeing indicators might be used to guide public policy. The seminar series has not only brought politics into dialogue with other disciplines but also stimulated debate between academics and policy-makers. The concluding conference will consist of both plenary and parallel panel sessions.