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Wellcome Collection: Rest and Relaxation In The Modern World

  • Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road London NW1 2BE United Kingdom (map)

"Join broadcaster Claudia Hammond for a panel discussion as she explores whether difficulties in relaxing are anything new.  Sociologist Judy Wajcman will address some digital myths, sociologist Des Fitzgerald will ask where cities got their stressful reputation and historian Ayesha Nathoo will look back to the early 20th century to trace the roots of our search for methods of relaxation"


  • Judy Wajcman, Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

  • Ayesha Nathoo, medical historian, University of Exeter

  • Des Fitzgerald, Lecturer in Sociology, Cardiff University

Facilitator: Claudia Hammond, Hubbub Associate Director and BBC Radio 4 presenter

The panellists are collaborating with Hubbub, the first residents of The Hub at Wellcome Collection.

This event is FREE.  Book tickets from 28th August. 

Information extracted from "Wellcome Collection" Sep-Nov 2015 brochure, for booking and more information, please visit the Wellcome Collection website here.

Image credit: Anthea Sieveking/Wellcome Images