Linda Geddes Chasing the Sun

How the Science of Sunlight Shapes our Bodies and Minds

The full story of how our relationship with the sun shapes our health, productivity and mood.

The Sun is central to humankind. Our ancestors constructed vast monuments to keep track of it and it has always dictated our daily patterns of eating, sleeping and activity as well as ouor culture and belief systems. 

Bursting with original research, Chasing the Sun tells the story of our complex relationship with the sun, from the emergence of life to the modern day, asking us to rethink the sun's significance and showing us how it helps improve our health, sleep and productivity. 

Linda Geddes is a science journalist who specialises in biology, medicine and technology. She has worked as an editor and reporter for New Scientist Magazine, and won numerous awards for her journalism

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Wednesday 16th October 2.00pm



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