Sun, 21 February 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT


Relax – A User’s Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety

Professor Timothy Caulfield

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Do I really have to floss? Public health expert Timothy Caulfield joins us for a liberating, scientifically informed guide to overcoming the anxiety of modern life.

Are office meetings actually worth the time they take up?

Am I spending enough time with my children?

Should I worry about binge-watching TV?

What time should I go to bed?

We make, and worry about, a thousand big and little decisions during our waking hours. Too often these decisions are dictated by concerns or beliefs about our world that simply aren’t true.

With precision and wit, award-winning public health expert Professor Timothy Caulfield joins us to analyse the innumerable cultural, social and psychological forces that shape these misperceptions.

Timothy will provide a scientifically informed way out of this mess. This talk will do exactly what the title suggests and help put your mind at ease.


Praise for Timothy Caulfield:

‘Masterfully, and humorously provides much needed sanity in a world of claims run amok. I devoured it.’ – DANIEL LEVITIN, author of The Organized Mind

‘Caulfield wittily breaks down everyday dilemmas that might frazzle you . . . Relax encourages you to make decisions informed by evidence, in the hope that you might stop overthinking them.’ – PANDORA SYKES, Times

‘A handbook that is informed as well as wise.’ – Guardian (Nonfiction to look out for in 2021)

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Professor Timothy Caulfield

Professor in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and health policy issues has allowed him to publish over 350 academic articles. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Trudeau Foundation, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.