Recordings of events will be uploaded as the series progresses

The Anatomy of Rest, finding rest in the modern world: the rest test results

Event recorded Sunday 11 September 2016 in Wellcome Collection’s Reading Room.

The third part in the BBC Radio 4 series, The Anatomy of Rest, presented by Claudia Hammond and produced by Geraldine Fitzgerald. This public event announced the results of The Rest Test, an online survey looking at the elusive quality of rest in our modern world. Claudia, a developer of the survey was joined by co-developers Ben Alderson-Day and Felicity Callard. Guests included Jules Evans, Robin Ince, Kathleen Jamie, Claire Martin and Lemn Sissay.

Listen to the recording on the BBC website.

Mindwandering: Good for the mind?

Event recorded Tuesday 4 October 2016 at Mile End Art Pavilion

Psychiatrist Philip Asherson, psychologist Joydeep Bhattacharya, radio producer Nina Garthwaite and literary scholar Shannon McBriar discuss mind-wandering, in a panel discussion led by Claudia Hammond with audience Q&A. A joint event with Wandering Minds. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and Wellcome.

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Reclaiming Our Lives

Event recorded Wednesday 12 October 2016 at Mile End Art Pavilion

Activists, artists and academics gathered to debate anti-work politics and practice. With Ray Filar, David Frayne, Vera Weghmann, Paulo Plotegher, Boycott Workfare, Job-de-Centre and Mental Health Resistance Network. Chaired by Lynne Friedli with audience responses.

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The Hubbub of News

Event recorded Wednesday 26 October 2016 at Mile End Art Pavilion

A panel of psychologists and journalists gathered to discuss the hubbub of news. Speakers included Charlie Beckett, Denise Baden and BBC Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys. The discussion was chaired by broadcaster and writer Claudia Hammond and included an audience Q&A.

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Event recorded Friday 28 October 2016 at Mile End Art Pavilion

Lynne Friedli, author of the World Health Organization report Mental Health, Resilience and Inequalities, led activists from all causes to explore and celebrate solidarity in the face of the increasing precarity and insecurity of our times. Speakers included Petros Elia (United Voices of the World), Roy Bard (Mental Health Resistance Network), Robert Stearn and Rosanne Rabinowitz (Boycott Workfare) and Paula Peters (Disabled People against Cuts, DPAC). With audience questions.

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