Ruby Wax


Ruby began her career with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  She went on to a hugely successful career with BBC television as an interviewer and comedian, and has written, and edited numerous scripts for TV and film including Absolutely Fabulous. Ruby then turned her attention to the study of psychotherapy and neuroscience, graduating from Oxford University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.  She is also an Alumna and Honorary Senior Fellow of Regent’s University London’s with an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling, and a Visiting Professor in the School of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey as well as holding an Honorary Doctorate from the School of Psychology from The University of East London, University of Staffordshire and Bangor University, Wales.  She has also been awarded a City Lit Lifetime Fellowship and was recently appointed Chancellor of Southampton University.  She has received an OBE for her service to mental health. Ruby is the author of  best-selling books Sane New World, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled and How to be Human, and I’m not as Well as I Thought I was. She has sold over one million copies and is published in 40 countries.  Her one-woman shows, Sane New World, Frazzled and How to Be Human have toured both internationally and in London’s West End.