Be the first to know about Lost Lectures events
Email Format:   HTML / TEXT

The Lost Lectures

Sane New World

“It doesn’t matter if your famous or live in a mud hut or what culture you’re from: depression loves everyone”. Characteristically candid, Ruby discusses her own experiences of mental illness and how mindfulness gave her the tools to cope. A talk that touches on neuroscience, societal intolerance and crashing courses at UCL, Ruby’s moment on the podium is hilarious and moving in equal measure.


Speaker Ruby Wax

A woman who surely needs no introduction (but still gets one), Ruby Wax has had a stellar career. Whether performing standup, being a charity ambassador, or simply being Ruby, she’s been delighting audiences for decades over. Most recently, she has taken on the brave mission of exploring how mental illness is mistreated by society: with her own periods of depression, and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, hers will be a ‘Lost’ manual to a saner life, sharing ideas from her brilliant book ‘Sane New World’ on how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress… and how through understanding our brain functions and rewiring our thinking we can become the masters, not slaves, of our own mind.