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      • Saturday 15th February 2020

        On Saturday 15th February 2020

      • 01:15 PM

        01:15 PM

      • location

        The Barbican, London

Ruby Wax is joined by a monk and neuroscientist to help us understand our minds; how the mind works, and where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain. Answering questions on evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion, this is the moment to upgrade your mind as much as you’ve upgraded your iPhone. 

This event is part of Life Lessons Festival, a weekend of big talks from big thinkers presented by The Sunday Times, featuring headline events in partnership with Penguin Live.

Life Lessons takes place at The Barbican, London on 15th and 16th February 2020. 
 

  • How to Be Human

  • How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iphone.

    'With this marvellous book, Ruby Wax has confirmed her position as one of the most readable, inspirational and engaging writers in the field of human mental health, happiness and fulfilment.' Stephen Fry

    "It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now - completely brilliant and yet, some might say, emotionally dwarfed. The question is: can our more empathetic side catch up in time to save us and the world? I've got nothing against smarts, but it's smarts without emotional awareness that got us into this position of being able to nuke each other into oblivion and rape the earth for oil."

    With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about: evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion.

    Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iphone.


    'Ruby has beautifully fused neurology and spirituality and given us a means to cope with operating both a mind and a brain. If this mental upgrade works then all other books will become defunct as we repose in bliss.' Russell Brand

    'How to Be Human is, without exaggeration, a lifeline; wise, practical and funny, it is a handbook for those in despair. It is actually for everyone alive, for the curious, or disillusioned or muddled or just plain happy.' Joanna Lumley

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