Ruby Wax and Guests – “Not all Wounds are Visible” - 9th October 2017
Concession (under 16’s/ over 65’s or students)
Professor Ruby Wax – actress, mental health campaigner, lecturer, and author.
Ruby came to prominence in the Eighties for being a comedienne, presenting TV documentaries and working as a script editor on Absolutely Fabulous. Having experienced clinical depression, Ruby studied for a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy at the University of Oxford. Her book, Sane New World: Taming the Mind was a number one bestseller. She has brought mental health issues to the foreground in Parliament and is a patron for the British Neuroscience Association and an ambassador for Mind and SANE. Ruby supports the School of Health Sciences to train the most dynamic, effective and caring healthcare professionals. She contributes to research, curriculum development, teaching and public engagement, and works with undergraduate students from a range of subjects, including mental health nursing.
Rhashan Stone – Writer and Actor
Most recently Rhashan starred as Tony Carter in the SKY 1 comedy Carters Get Rich. He is also known for shows including Strike Back, The Smoke, Episodes and Black Mirror. His recent theatre work includes the role of Paul in the London premier of Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide To Capitalism and Socialism With A Key To The Scripture. Doc Gibbs in the London transfer of David Cromer's award winning Broadway production of Our Town, and Caryl Churchill's Love And Information at the Royal Court. As a writer his stage adaptation of The Odyssey was performed at the Young Vic. His next play Two Step at the Almeida Theatre. He also wrote and starred in the SKY drama City Hall for which he won the CDN best breakthrough director/writer award.
Doctor Melaine Coward - Head of School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey
Rotimi Akinsete – Director for the Centre for Wellbeing, University of Surrey
Ms Mary John - Programme Director Clinical Psychology
School of Veterinary Medicine
Vet School Main Building, Lecture Theatre 1
Daphne Jackson Road
7.15pm event start time
8pm questions from the audience
Full refund given up to and including Monday 2 October