The Anatomy Of Rest
Claudia Hammond finds out what rest means in the modern world in BBC Radio
Claudia Hammond finds out what rest means in the modern world, with the help of psychologists, artists, poets, neuroscientists, musicians, historians and sociologists.
4’s The Anatomy Of Rest.
Rest sounds like a straightforward topic. We think we know what it is. Until you start to look closely and then it’s not so simple. Over the last two years, Claudia Hammond has been working at the Wellcome Collection in London as part of a team called Hubbub – a group including psychologists, artists, poets, neuroscientists, musicians, historians and sociologists – all coming together to examine the topic of rest.
In the first of three programmes, Claudia attempts to define rest. Is it the absence of work? Does it have to mean doing nothing? Claudia discusses the concept of rest with a historian, a composer, a poet and an English literature scholar.
Presenter/Claudia Hammond, Producer/Geraldine Fitzgerald for BBC Studios