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Friday 16th July

Join us for an incredible afternoon and evening out as we learn how to feed our body and soothe our minds (with quite a bit of laughter along the way!)

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1pm - 9:30pm (last entry 8:30pm)

A Fabulous Friday in a Stunning Location

The afternoon will kick off with the man behind Europe’s #1 health podcast, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee as he and other leading British health experts share their best advice for life. Bust the myths and get your hands on real, cutting-edge health research; from nutrition to fitness, immunity, and more with Prof. Robert Thomas, Dr. Alan Desmond, and Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. Alongside practical tools, workshops, and a marketplace offering a fresh perspective on how to live a happier, healthier, and more inspired life. There is no snake oil here.

After a refresh, a wander around the market, a couple of cold drinks, or a snooze under a tree, get ready for a laugh-out-loud evening brimming with real advice for life. This outrageous, honest, fun, fact-filled, practical & poetical session will be covering the mind & mental health, brain health, and neuroscience with The Poetry Pharmacy; Kimberley Wilson, and, Britain’s most disruptive thinker on mental health, Ruby Wax. 

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Afternoon

LIVING HEALTHIER

Join us for an afternoon of conversations and debates on modern-day wellbeing from brilliant minds. Meet the man behind Europe’s #1 health podcast, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee as he and other leading British health experts share their best advice for life. Bust the myths and get your hands on real, cutting-edge health research; from nutrition to fitness, immunity, and more with Prof. Robert Thomas, Dr. Alan Desmond, and Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. Alongside practical tools, workshops, and a marketplace offering a fresh perspective on how to live a happier, healthier, and more inspired life. There is no snake oil here.

Each ticket includes a copy of "Feel Great Lose Weight" by Dr Rangan Chatterjee.

AFTERNOON HOSTS

Prof. Robert Thomas

Prof. Robert Thomas

Professor Robert Thomas is one of Britain's leading oncologists and an expert in integrating nutritional and lifestyle strategies into cancer treatment. As well as teaching at the University of Cambridge, he is a consultant oncologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospitals and designed the UK’s first government-approved qualification in exercise rehabilitation for cancer patients. Author of How To Live: the groundbreaking lifestyle guide to keeping you healthy, fit, and free of illness. This is a health bible for life. Whether you are in your 20s or 70s, it will help you to empower your body against ageing and degenerative disease and live at maximum strength.
Dr. Rangan Chaterjee

Dr. Rangan Chaterjee

One of the most influential doctors in the UK and star of the hit BBC One Series, Doctor In The House, and author of 4 consecutive Sunday Times Bestselling books, Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a medical doctor with 20 years of clinical experience and wants to help you become the architect of your own health. In a world where health had become over-complicated, Dr. Chatterjee manages to simplify it and make it easy for anyone to start improving their life immediately.
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Dr. Alan Desmond

Dr. Alan Desmond

Dr. Alan Desmond is a Consultant Gastroenterologist originally from Ireland and now based in Devon. Board Certified in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, he completed his specialist training in Cork, Dublin, and Oxford. In recent years he has become a sought-after speaker at medical conferences both at home and internationally and a regular guest on prominent health-focused podcasts. Through his clinical practice, public advocacy, and his work with The Happy Pear’s online community, he has helped thousands of people to successfully make the switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet. Dr. Desmond has his own private practice, The Devon Gut Clinic www.devongutclinic.com. Author of The Plant-Based Diet Revolution.
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AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

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TALK 1

How To Live: eating for immunity with Prof. Robert Thomas

One of the UK’s leading oncologists, Professor Robert Thomas, believes in a 360 approach to health. In this session, he’ll examine how diet is linked to immunity and what we can eat in order to stay healthy. He’ll ask whether diet can be the key to supporting medicine and indeed, preventing the need for it.

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TALK 2

Plant-based: a 101 with Dr. Alan Desmond

For the vegan-curious, a myth-debunking session from plant-based expert and NHS consultant, Dr Alan Desmond. From gut health to blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol, this talk will take the confusion out of plant-based eating and provide practical tips in integrating it into everyday life.

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TALK 3

How to Feel Great For Life: Long Term, Simple Habits for a Healthier, Happier You. A Conversation with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Meet the man behind Europe’s most successful Health podcast, Feel Better, Live More. Dr Rangan Chatterjee joins us on a mission to leave quick-fix diets behind and provide a route to sustainable weight loss and improved physical and mental wellbeing that’s lifestyle-first - this talk will be full of simple, practical advice that all of us can start implementing into our lives immediately.

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Evening

THE MIND & MENTAL HEALTH

Join us for a laugh-out-loud evening brimming with real advice for life. This outrageous, honest, fun, fact-filled, practical & poetical session will be covering the mind & mental health, brain health, and neuroscience with The Poetry Pharmacy; Kimberley Wilson, and, Britain’s most disruptive thinker on mental health, Ruby Wax.

Enjoy outrageously frank and funny conversations on modern-day wellbeing from brilliant minds at the beautiful Chiswick House & Gardens. Alongside practical tools, workshops, and a marketplace offering a fresh perspective on how to live a happier, healthier, and more inspired life. There are no holds barred here; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even wince…

Each ticket includes a copy of "And Now For The Good News..." by Ruby Wax.

EVENING HOSTS

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is a successful comedian, TV writer and performer of over 25 years. Ruby additionally holds a Master's degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health. She is the author of books Sane New World and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, and has toured all over the world with the accompanying one-woman shows. Both books have reached the number one spot on The Sunday Times bestsellers list. Author of And Now For The Good News...: The much-needed tonic for our frazzled world. Ruby Wax has spent the last three years speaking to the inspiring people who are spearheading the latest innovation and influencing a brighter future for humanity. In this latest book, she gives her positivity prescription, showing us the green shoots of optimism and change forcing their way up and into the sunlight.
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William Sieghart

William Sieghart

William Sieghart has had a distinguished career in publishing and the arts. He established the Forward Prizes for Poetry in 1992, and founded National Poetry Day in 1994. He is a former chairman of the Arts Council Lottery Panel, and current chairman of both the Somerset House Trust and Forward Thinking, a charity seeking peace in the Middle East and acceptance of British Muslims. Author of The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul. Universal, inspirational, delightful: William Sieghart’s The Poetry Pharmacy is less a collection of verse than a companion for life. There are words here for everyone, for every moment in our journey, dispensing wisdom and reassurance. As practical as it is beautiful, this anthology combines traditional verse favourites with new discoveries, ideal for poetry novices and ardent fans alike.
Kimberley Wilson

Kimberley Wilson

Kimberley Wilson is a nutrition trained Chartered Psychologist and author of How to Build a Healthy Brain. Her clinical work looks at the role food, nutrition and lifestyle play in mental health. Her private London clinic, Monumental Health, provides a comprehensive approach to mental health treatment, combining psychological therapy with nutrition and lifestyle support. Kimberley is also the host of the Stronger Minds Podcast where she provides insights into the mind and mental health along with the latest information and research on how to build healthy brains. Author of How to Build a Healthy Brain: Reduce stress, anxiety and depression and future-proof your brain. A groundbreaking science-based guide to protecting your brain health for the long term.
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EVENING SCHEDULE

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TALK 1

The Poetry Pharmacy: tried and true prescriptions for the heart, mind and soul with William Seighart

The Poetry Pharmacy: tried and true prescriptions for the heart, mind and soul The Poetry Pharmacy believes this simple thing: that when we are most in need of comfort, a poem can often best express and work through our emotions. Join them for this fun session and take the time out to stop, listen and find exactly the right prescription for your heart, mind and soul.

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TALK 2

How to build a healthy brain with Kimberley Wilson

The brain is arguably the most important organ in our body. But how can we keep it healthy? How do we future proof it, give it the nutrients it needs and help it function at its optimum? Join expert Kimberley Wilson for a fact-driven talk packed with practical advice on building a healthy brain.

Author of How to Build a Healthy Brain: Reduce stress, anxiety and depression and future-proof your brain.

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TALK 3

And Now For the Good News: lessons in positive thinking with Ruby Wax

Let’s face it, we all need some good news right now. Lucky that Ruby Wax - comedian, mental health expert and campaigner extraordinaire - has just the answer! Join her for an enlightening, funny, heart-warming talk as she pulls back the clouds and shows us the sunshine.

Ticket holders for this session will receive a copy of Ruby's book And Now For The Good News...: The much-needed tonic for our frazzled world.

HIGHLIGHTS

Welcome to your perfect day out.  In between talks in London’s secret oasis, why not explore the other incredible things the festival has to offer? Sit back by the lake with a glass of something lovely, lose yourself in our wellbeing marketplace, stretch your mind and body in our range of free workshops or wander the 60 acres of lush gardens, enjoying the landscape and architecture.  Sink into a deckchair with a book or share a coffee with a like-minded soul.

WELLBEING SHOPPING VILLAGE

WELLBEING SHOPPING VILLAGE

Browse our beautiful Marketplace and take a look at products and services from a carefully selected range of no-nonsense wellness brands. This is a strictly fad-free zone.

VENUE

VENUE

Life Lessons' new open-air setting is the grounds of the magnificent 18th century villa, Chiswick House & Gardens, west London. Only 15 minutes by tube from Central London.

WELLBEING WORKSHOPS

WELLBEING WORKSHOPS

Included within your ticket, you will also have access to some unique workshops, giving practical tools to help you live better.

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The Venue

Chiswick House & Gardens

Life Lessons' new open-air setting is in the grounds of the magnificent 18th century villa, Chiswick House & Gardens, west London. Only 15 minutes by tube from Central London.

REVIEWS

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Life Lessons has changed the way I’m going to do my events. I’ve been to so many talks here and they’re fantastic. I’m so grateful. I’d love to do more work with you

Ruby Wax

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I had a wonderful time at Life Lessons – even better than I expected, and I was expecting a lot. All the visitors I spoke to told me they'd had a fantastic day.

Bill Bryson

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Life Lessons is a great idea. It feels like there’s not enough of it. I would like to think that this is the start of a sea-change I guess. In that it’s something going forward that people realise needs to be part of our everyday thinking.

Romesh Ranganathan

FAQs

Tickets for Life Lessons Festival will include 6 talks on our main stage, a choice of two books by one of our speakers and access to the rest of the festival. 

Friday 16th July 

  • The event opens at 1pm and closes at 9:30pm (last entry 8:30pm)

Saturday 17th July

  • The event opens at 1pm and closes at 9:30pm (last entry 8:30pm)

Sunday 18th July

  • The event opens at 10am and closes at 6pm (last entry 5pm)

The Timetable is correct at time of publishing and is subject to change. Additional speakers and/or sessions may be added at a later date.

Tickets for each day will include 6 talks on our main stage, a choice of two books by one of our speakers, and access to the rest of the festival. 

STANDARD tickets include - entry to a full day which includes 6 talks on our main stage, a choice of two books by one of the speakers and access to the festival site where you'll find our exhibitor marketplace, workshops and delicious food and drink offering. 

PREMIUM tickets include - all of the above, plus an additional book and premium viewing of the main stage. 

The book(s) included in your ticket will be available to collect at the event.

Standard Ticket Holders

Standard ticket holders will receive the following book corresponding with the session they are attending. 

  • Friday - A choice of:
    • Feel Great, Lose Weight: Long term, simple habits for lasting and sustainable weight loss by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
    • And Now For The Good News...: The much needed tonic for our frazzled world by Ruby Wax
  • Saturday - A choice of: 
    • Rebuild: How to thrive in the new Kindness Economy by Mary Portas
    • Universal by Prof Brian Cox
  • Sunday - A choice of:
    • Step by Step: The Life In My Journeys by Simon Reeve
    •  Quite by Claudia Winkleman

Premium Ticket Holders

Premium ticket holders will receive an additional book from the below depending on the session that they are attending. 

  • Friday - A choice of: 
    • Plant Based Diet Revolution by Dr Alan Desmond
    •  How to Build A Healthy Brain by Kimberley Wilson
  • Saturday - A choice of:
    • Brown Baby: A memoir of race, family and home by Nikesh Shukla 
    • Vaxxers: the inside story of the Oxford vaccine and the race against the virus by Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green
  • Sunday - A choice of: 
    • Back to Nature: How to love life - and save it by Chris Packham and Megan McCubin
    • Everything You Really Need to know About Politics: My Life as an MP by Jess Phillips

You will receive a confirmation email with your booking immediately after purchase. Your tickets will be sent to you via email for you to print at home in the week prior to the event taking place. Please print out all the pages of the e-ticket and bring them with you to gain entry to the event. 

Alternatively, you may present your e-ticket on your mobile device (please download it to your device in advance as mobile connectivity strength differs in some venues). 

Each ticket is only valid for admission once and should not be duplicated.

We are continually monitoring Government guidelines and in the unlikely event that we do cancel the event do to COVID19, we will provide a full refund, inclusive of booking and transaction fees, within 5-7 days of notifying you. 

If you have symptoms or need to self-isolate following a positive test for COVID19 or have been asked to do so by NHS Track & Trace we will issue you a refund for some or all of your tickets, as required, but we must receive notification by 10am on the day that you are due to attend - info@lifelessonsfestival.com

If you are unable to travel to the event due to a local Lockdown, we will issue you a full refund.

The festival is committed to ensuring it is an event that everyone can attend. Our full access policy will be published nearer the event. 

There will be wheelchair accessible toilets located throughout the festival site. 

If you have any questions please email info@lifelessonsfestival.com

All disabled visitors attending Life Lessons on a paid for ticket are entitled to bring one carer free of charge. 

To apply for a carer ticket, please email info@lifelessonsfestival.com with your order reference number and proof of disability, i.e. that you are in receipt of the middle or higher rate care component of the disability living allowance (DLA) or personal independence payment (PIP). Once agreed a free carer's ticket will be added to your order and will be sent to you along with your other tickets. 

Due to the adult nature of some of our lessons, no one under the age of 14 is permitted to attend this event. Children aged between 14 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 years. 

For all press enquiries please contact our marketing team on info@lifelessonsfestival.com


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