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Ruby Wax

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Ruby Wax arrived in Britain from the US in 1977 and began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  She went on to write and perform in her own hugely popular television programmes and was Script Editor on Absolutely Fabulous.  She has a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The comedian and “poster girl for mental illness” launches the paperback of Sane New World, a manual for living with less everyday frenzy. In an upfront and compassionate style, Wax uses her experience of depression and study of neuroscience to explore how the mind works. Everyone can rewire their thinking, she says, using mindfulness techniques among others, to find calm in a crazy world.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.