The Psychological Impossibility of Eating Well

British Library, London.

The Psychological Impossibility of Eating Well 

Thursday 16 May 19:00 – 20:30, British Library Pigott Theatre 

With Kimberley Wilson, Professor Tim Spector and Dr Chris van Tulleken

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
ADMISSION £10.00 (£10.00)
MEMBER £5.00 (£5.00)
CONCESSION £5.00 (£5.00)
*Concession includes students/18-25/registered unemployed
DISABLED £5.00 (£5.00)
DISABLED CARER £0.00 (£0.00)
SENIOR 60+ £9.00 (£9.00)

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Why is it so impossible to eat well, even when we know what is good for us? How do the food industry and human psychology conspire to knock our best intentions off course? And what can we do as individuals and communities to challenge, resist and recreate the way we eat? Every day, we’re inundated with differing opinions and advice about what we should eat, when we should eat and how we should eat. The modern world is rife with industrial advertising, fad-diet gurus and conflicting information, all contributing to a culture of confusion surrounding how we should nourish ourselves. 

Join Kimberley Wilson, Professor Tim Spector and Dr Chris van Tulleken, leading lights in the fields of health and nutrition, as they cut through the noise, and offer hope in the pursuit of eating well, for body and mind. 

Discounts available for over 60s and BL Members and half-price tickets for students and under 26s 

Doors and Bar open at 18:30. If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event. 

Part of the British Library Food Season 2024 

Professor Tim Spector is a professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London and honorary consultant physician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital. He is a multi-award-winning expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome, and the author of five books, including the bestsellers Spoon-Fed and The Diet Myth and his most recent, Food for Life. He appears regularly on TV, radio, and podcasts around the world, and is one of the top 100 most cited scientists in the world. He is co-founder of the personalised nutrition company ZOE and leads the world’s biggest citizen science health project, the ZOE Health study.  He was awarded an OBE in 2020 for his work fighting Covid-19. 

Dr Chris van Tulleken is an infectious diseases doctor at UCLH, and one of the BBC’s leading science presenters, having worked on many flagship Health & Science programmes. Chris and his twin brother Xand’s double BAFTA & Broadcast award winning series for CBBC, Operation Ouch continues to be a global success. During 2020, Chris shared his own personal experience of COVID19 in the BBC One documentary Surviving the Virus: My Brother & Me. Chris and Xand also devised and hosted the award nominated podcast, A Thorough Examination. In 2023, Chris released the Sunday Times bestselling book Ultra Processed People: Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn’t Food … and Why Can’t We Stop

Kimberley Wilson is a Chartered Psychologist, with a master’s degree in nutrition and the author of How to Build a Healthy Brain (2020) and Unprocessed (2023). She has a private practice in central London. A former Governor of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Mental Health Trust, Kimberley led the therapy service at HMP & YOI Holloway, which at the time was Europe’s largest women’s prison. Her philosophy of Whole Body Mental Health is a comprehensive approach to mental health care; integrating evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle factors with psychological therapy with an emphasis on nutrition and the brain. Kimberley has written for BBC Science Focus and Psychologies Magazine, hosted the podcast Made of Stronger Stuff and the scientific segment of One Dish both on BBC Radio 4, appeared regularly on Lorraine ITV and been the featured mental health expert on several Channel 4 series and documentaries. 

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