“The Anatomy of Rest” (Hubbub 3-part BBC Radio 4 series; 13, 20, 27 September 9am London time)

Hubbub’s interdisciplinary research on rest is brought together in a three-part series — “The Anatomy of Rest” — on BBC Radio 4 that is being broadcast at 0900-0945 (GMT+1) on 13, 20, 27 September. The programmes are presented by Hubbub Associate Director Claudia Hammond, and feature Hubbub Director Felicity Callard, Hubbub Associate Directors Charles Fernyhough and James Wilkes and several Hubbub collaborators (historian Ayesha Nathoo, poet SJ Fowler, poet Holly Pester, literary scholar Michael Greaney, psychologist Ben Alderson-Day and composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh.

Programme three (27 September) reveals the results of Hubbub’s global survey “The Rest Test” — which was launched on BBC Radio 4 last year, and to which over 17,000 people from around the world responded. This programme was recorded at a live event held in the Reading Room of Wellcome Collection — which also featured various public engagement activities including viewings of historical material on rest from Wellcome Library (discussed by Ross Macfarlane). Hubbub Logo - wide

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