The art of rest

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 3 December

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
  • Humans, like most animals, need to rest

    Credit: Public Domain

Price

Suggested donation £10

Event description

Using results from 'The Rest Test' - the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, Claudia Hammond will explain why rest matters, examine the science behind the results to establish what really works and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life.

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About the speaker

Claudia Hammond is an award-winning broadcaster, author and psychology lecturer. In her work she shares the ways that psychological and medical research can help us in our everyday lives, whether through radio, TV, podcasts, public events or books.

Claudia is the presenter of several podcasts and radio shows including All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4 which covers psychology, neuroscience & mental health and the weekly global health show Health Check on BBC World Service.

She is Visiting Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex. Claudia gives talks on psychology around the world and often chairs public events on psychology, medicine and science. She writes a regular column on medical myths for BBC Future.

Her latest book, The Art of Rest, examining the science behind our struggles to rest and relax, is published by Canongate. She is also the author of Mind Over Money, Time Warped and Emotional Rollercoaster.

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 72 hours.

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