Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

American-British comedian, performer, and best-selling author

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Ruby Wax

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About this Speaker

From the Royal Shakespeare Company to primetime TV; from a master's degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford University to best-selling author; from interviewing the president who shall not be named to delivering a ground-breaking TED Talk. And from a mental health campaigner to being awarded an OBE for services to mental health. 

Ruby's brought the same mold-breaking establishment questioning and pioneering energy to everything she's done. 

She is also 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 the University of Staffordshire. 

She has also been awarded a City Lit Lifetime Fellowship and was recently appointed Chancellor of Southampton University. 


In the field of mental health, Ruby's brought support for mental health to a whole new audience discussing complex neurological theory in an accessible and often hilarious way but always with a serious point that we need to reframe the conversation and remove the stigma that mental health illness still carries. 

Ruby helps us understand how we can take control of our overstressed and over-critical minds which I can't think of as a better foundation at this moment.