Festival 2019 Saturday 02 March - Sunday 10 March | Tickets now on sale

Lucy Tobin

Lucy Tobin is a columnist and business reporter at the Evening Standard and author of seven books, including the bestseller, A Guide to Uni Life and 2018’s Being An Adult.

Doing Nothing
Oscar Wilde said that doing nothing is, ‘the most difficult thing in the world’. Today we live in a culture that demonises idleness, and the glorious art of doing nothing is disappearing. We are subject to a constant flow of information, and a permanent busyness pervades even our quietest moments. But although inactivity can induce lethargy, it can also foster imaginative freedom and creativity. Psychoanalyst Josh Cohen explores the paradoxical pleasures of inactivity, and asks ho...