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Resting and Rushing

Claudia Hammond has solutions for our frazzled times and Matthew Smith looks at ritalin. Anne McElvoy presents.

Claudia Hammond has restful solutions for our frazzled times and Matthew Smith looks at ritalin and its history since it was first synthesised in 1944. Anne McElvoy presents.

More than 18,000 people from 134 countries took part in the Rest Test as part of a research project Hubbub hosted by the Wellcome Collection.
The Art of Rest: How to Find Respite in the Modern Age by Claudia Hammond is out now. https://wellcomecollection.org/pages/Wuw2MSIAACtd3SsS

Sarah Cook's exhibition 24/7 runs at Somerset House in London until 23 Feb 2020.

Matthew Smith's essay "Ritalin at 75" is available at The Conversation. http://theconversation.com/ritalin-at-75-what-does-the-future-hold-121591

Ayesha Nathoo's work on therapeutic relaxation is available via the University of Exeter. https://ore.exeter.ac.uk/repository/handle/10871/23553

You can hear a Free Thinking discussion about sleep, sleeplessnes and creativity here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wmx7k
and research on Sleeplessness from Free Thinking Lecturer Professor Russell Foster here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04xl6mh

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