Hay Festival: Claudia Hammond on the Art of Rest

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond talks to Guto Harri about her ground-breaking new book, The Art of Rest.


Thursday 28th May, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Talk


About the Event

The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on - 'The Rest Test' - the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken. It was completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. And, as the survey revealed, how much rest you get is directly linked to your sense of well-being.

Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer and broadcaster and Visiting Professor in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex. As the presenter of All in the Mind she is BBC Radio 4's voice of psychology and mental health.

This event is live and there will be a Q&A afterwards.

About the Book

The Art of Rest
The Art of Rest

Claudia Hammond

Publisher:Canongate Books Ltd

Publication date:21 Nov 2019


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"This fascinating, entertaining and lucidly written book should be read by anyone ready to confess that rest is not their forte."
The Observer

Drawing on brand new research, this is an examination of rest and why it matters from Radio 4's voice of psychology