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.


Linda’s latest book, Chasing The Sun: The new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds, is now available.

‘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





9781451684995 (1)Bumpology: The myth-busting pregnancy book for curious parents-to-be

US edition published on March 11, 2014

Quote: Linda Geddes is not afraid to ask anyone about anything. Don’t get pregnant without it. Tracey Brown, Sense About Science

Quote: “What a BRILLIANT book! The antidote to anecdote, a great survey of current evidence. Just what the midwife ordered!” Professor Alice Roberts