Linda Geddes

Linda Geddes is an award-winning British journalist and author writing about the science of sex, death, and everything in-between. Here you will find selected articles, details of her books, and her blog.

News:

Why getting more light will improve your health. Check out Linda’s interview with Rangan Chatterjee on his Feel Better Live More podcast

 

 

 

Long-termism – How To Think in Deep Time. This panel event at Hay Festival, chaired by Linda, will be broadcast on the BBC News Channel on 22, 23, and 24 June 2019.  

 

 

 

 

Chasing The Sun: The new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds, is now available in paperback.

‘Life-changing’ – Daily Mail

‘Readable and frequently fascinating … Geddes’s lovely book will fill you with longing for bright summer days, blue skies and a baking hot sun dispensing vitamin D and happiness to all who bask in its glow. Roll on, summer!’ – James Marriott, Times

‘A fascinating and deeply researched study into the surprising importance of sunlight for our health and wellbeing. Geddes will convince even the most committed sofa sloths to step outside into the sun.’ – Gaia Vince

 

Linda talks sunlight, mood and health with Andrew Marr on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week. Listen again here.

 

Linda’s new book, Chasing The Sun: The new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds, published Jan 10th, 2019. 

 

Staying Awake: The Surprisingly Effective Way to Treat Depression” highly commended at the MJA awards 2018

 

The Complex Circumstances That Defined Your Gender” wins MJA “Science Explained” category 2017