image for Literary Event item typeJo Marchant: Cure at Richmond Old Town Hall

Literary Event, Fri 18 Nov 2016


Whittaker Ave, Richmond,


The field of mind-body medicine is plagued by wild claims that mislead patients and instill false hope. But that doesn’t mean the mind plays no role in health. By taking a scientific approach to understanding how our mental state influences our physiology, can we finally live in tune with our bodies in a way that is based on evidence, not fantasy?

In this eye-opening book, Jo Marchant delves deep into the latest scientific research and asks
these questions:
- Are those who turn to alternative medicine deluded, or are they on to something?
- Do our thoughts, beliefs and emotions influence our physical health?
- Can we train our brains to heal our bodies?

Cure takes us on a remarkable journey and offers a new and thought-provoking view of what it means to be human.

Dr Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist. She has a PHD in genetics and medical
microbiology from St Bart’s Hospital Medical College, and an MSc in Science Communications from Imperial College London. She has lectured around the world, worked as an editor and her articles have appeared in publications including The Guardian, Wired UK and The Observer Review

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Dates Times
Fri 18 Nov 2016 19:30


Special £5 ticket price for Richmond Card holders



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Map reference: TQ 177746  Lat: 51.45884 Long: -0.30654

Tube/Rail: Richmond
Buses: 65, 33, H37, H22, R68, R70

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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