United Kingdom·July 16 2021

Living Healthier

A session all about health: from nutrition to fitness, immunity & more. Includes a copy of "Feel Great Lose Weight" by Dr Rangan Chatterjee.



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.




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.

Shopping Village

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.


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.

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

 Author of The Plant-Based Diet Revolution. 

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.






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.



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.



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.

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.

The Venue



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


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.

Brill Bryson


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

Add Ons

£5 Donation



£10 Donation



£20 Donation




To enable us to comply with the government’s latest COVID19 guidelines, the weekend will be split into timed sessions. We are currently offering 2 sessions per day: morning, afternoon or evening (depending on which day you choose to attend). Tickets for each session will include 3 talks on our main stage, a book by one of our speakers and access to the rest of the festival. 

Friday 16th July

  • Afternoon session, opens at 1pm, closes at 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Evening session, opens at 6pm, closes at 9:30pm (last entry 8:30pm)

Saturday 17th July

  • Afternoon session, opens at 1pm, closes at 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Evening session, opens at 6pm, closes at 9:30pm (last entry 8:30pm)

Sunday 18th July

  • Morning session, opens at 10am, closes at 1:30pm (last entry 12:30pm)
  • Afternoon session, opens at 2:30pm, 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 session will include 3 talks on our main stage, a book by one of our speakers and access to the rest of the festival.

STANDARD tickets include - entry to one session which includes 3 talks on our main stage, a book 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

  • Friday Morning Session: Feel Great, Lose Weight: Long term, simple habits for lasting and sustainable weight loss by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  • Friday Afternoon Session: And Now For The Good News...: The much-needed tonic for our frazzled world By Ruby Wax
  • Saturday Morning Session: Rebuild: How to thrive in the new Kindness Economy by Mary Portas. 
  • Saturday Evening Session: Universal by Prof Brian Cox 
  • Sunday Morning Session: Step by Step: The Life In My Journeys by Simon Reeve
  • Sunday Afternoon Session: 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 Morning Session: Plant Based Diet Revolution by Dr Alan Desmond 
  • Friday Afternoon Session:  How To Build A Healthy Brain by Kimberley Wilson
  • Saturday Afternoon Session: Brown Baby: A memoir of race, family and home by Nikesh Shukla
  • Saturday Evening Session: Vaxxers: the inside story of the Oxford vaccine and the race against the virus by Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green. 
  • Sunday Morning Session: Back To Nature: how to love life - and save it by Chris Packham & Megan McCubin
  • Sunday Afternoon Session: TBC

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 to cancel the event due to Covid-19, 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 Covid-19 or have been asked to so by NHS Track & Trace we will issue you a refund for some or all of you tickets, as required but we must receive notification by 10am on the day that you are due to attend –

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 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

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 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 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


Living Healthier

United Kingdom·July 16 2021·1 day


circle image circle image


By signing up, you consent to receiving information about Life Lessons and their partners via email. We'll always treat your data with the utmost care and will never sell it to other companies for marketing purposes. By joining Life Lessons you acknowledge that your information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy (