Matt Collins welcomed former member of The Communards and current Church of England priest, Reverend Richard Coles, to talk about happiness.
Reverend Coles was at the University recently to deliver the 40th annual Baggs Memorial Lecture on the theme of Happiness. During the 1980s Richard had chart success with The Communards, who had three UK Top 10 hits, including the biggest-selling single of 1986, Don’t Leave Me This Way, making him the only vicar to have ever had a number one single. Richard is also co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and is a regular guest panellist on shows such as Have I Got News For You and QI. In January 2014, he won the BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind, and in 2017 he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing.