Ruby Wax

Part of Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain

8 April 2013 / 19:30
Hall


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Visit the Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain

Join comedian, actress and converted neuroscientist Ruby Wax for a journey from the heights of fame to the depths of mental illness and back again. How has understanding her brain shaped Ruby’s career, depression and life itself? From celebrity interviews and Absolutely Fabulous to the Royal Shakespeare Company and stand-up comedy, Ruby has led a life of success and fame.

She has also experienced depression and debilitating mental illness, a subject she treats with dark humour through her shows ‘Losing It’ and ‘Out of her Mind’. As she has learned to cope with her mental illness, and with a growing number of degrees in brain sciences under her belt, Ruby’s perception and understanding of her condition offers a fascinating insight into the way our mind and spirit works. But how much does understanding her own brain change this perception and what’s actually going on in there? This is her tale.

With Claudia Hammond, award-winning broadcaster, writer and presenter of All in the Mind & Mind Changers on BBC Radio 4 and the Health Check on BBC World Service.






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Part of Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain
A season to light up the mind, in partnership with the Wellcome Trust.











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