News & Upcoming Events

Covid 19

Inside Health: The virus 

Every Tuesday at 9pm and Wednesday at 3.30pm on BBC Radio 4 Claudia Hammond is presenting a special series covering both the physical and mental health aspects of Covid-19 called Inside Health: the Virus

The Evidence 

Every fortnight on a Saturday,  Claudia Hammond is presenting The Evidence on BBC World Service where she asks a panel of international experts straightforward questions about Covid-19.

If you would like her to put your question to the panel please email

Thursday 14th May 2020 – The Art of Rest – Arts Club Webinar

For many of us, lock down has meant a change of pace and the concept of ‘rest’ has taken on a new and unsettling relevance. Whether you had yet to master the art of switching off or the current circumstances have disrupted your rhythm, author and broadcaster Claudia Hammond explores how we can reframe our thinking and see this period less as a restriction and more of an opportunity.

Her new book, The Art of Rest, discusses how we can find respite in a modern age, drawing on groundbreaking research from ‘The Rest Test’, the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken.

Join Claudia for a webinar hosted by the The Arts Club in London, on Thursday May 14, 2020 06:00 PM, London time.

Register: here

The Art of Rest by Claudia Hammond

Sunday 17th May 2020  – The Art of Rest via ALSO Digital

As part of the ALSO digital weekend of talks and workshops, Claudia Hammond will the talking about how this time of lock down could be a chance to re-establish a positive relationship with rest and recovery – two things essential for our health and well-being.

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Thursday 28th May 2020 – The Art of Rest at the Hay Festival Digital #ImagineTheWorld

As part of the Hay Festival, which because of the Covid 19  crisis, is a digital festival this year, Claudia will be talking about her book The Art of Rest which draws on the  ground-breaking  ‘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.

Join the event online: Thursday 28 May 2020, 5.30pm – 6.15pm

This event is live and there will be a Q&A afterwards
Register via this page 
The cover of The Art of Rest by Claudia Hammond