Ruby Wax


Ruby Wax is a highly successful comedian, and presenter, who had her own show on the BBC for 25 years interviewing among others, Donald Trump, Imelda Marcos, Madonna and O.J. Simpson.  She is author of four Sunday Times best- selling books, and has also for the last 25 years been performing her live one-woman shows globally, until recently directed by the late Alan Rickman.  She has a Master’s degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, and is a highly-acclaimed TedTalk Global speaker. She combines neuroscience, mindfulness and comedy in her recent tours and books, helping the world to find calm in this hectic 21st century. she was awarded an OBE for her services to mental health and is the founder of Frazzled Cafés, a place where people who are feeling frazzled can meet on a regular basis and share their personal stories in a safe, anonymous and non-judgmental environment.  Where it’s “It’s OK to not be OK.”

Ruby 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 and University of Staffordshire.  She has also been awarded a City Lit Lifetime Fellowship, and is Chancellor of Southampton University.

In her book “And Now for the Good News” Ruby examines how living in such a climate of fear we need to turn our attention to the possible. So Ruby’s searched out the green shoots in business, technology, education, community, health and food that may be sprouting even now and, if we tend to them with care, may just bloom into a spectacular future.