An incredible evening of 15 minute talks at The Tabernacle featuring: mental health awareness campaigner and author Ruby Wax, GQ Editor-In-Chief and New York Times best-selling author Dylan Jones, award-winning journalist and historian Misha Glenny and food writer and historian Bee Wilson.
Ruby Wax on How to be Human
Arriving in Britain from the United States in 1977, Ruby Wax began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She went on to write and perform in her own hugely popular television programmes, and was Script Editor on all series of Absolutely Fabulous. Since then, Ruby has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness about mental health issues. In 2013, she obtained a Masters Degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University and has since written many books on mental health. Her next book, How to Be Human: The Manual, is coming out in January 2018.
Dylan Jones on the Bowie I knew
New York Times best-selling author Dylan Jones has written twenty books on subjects as diverse as music and politics and fashion and photography. He has been an editor at The Observer, The Sunday Times, i-D, The Face and Arena, a columnist for The Guardian and The Independent, and is currently the Editor-In-Chief of GQ. He has won Magazine Editor of the Year eleven times, and been awarded the prestigious Mark Boxer Award. His most recent book is David Bowie: A Life.
Misha Glenny is an award-winning journalist and historian who has travelled around the world interviewing men and women involved in organised criminal activity. His book McMafia is now in production as a major new BBC 1 drama series. His latest work, Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio, is the gripping story of the man who ran the largest slum in Rio as head of the local drugs cartel. Misha’s work on organised crime follows his distinguished career as a BBC Correspondent in the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
Bee Wilson is a food writer and historian who is chair of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. Her most recent book, First Bite: How We Learn to Eat, was about the psychology of eating and how we can change our diets. In 2016 it won the Food Book of the Year at the Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards.