The Sun and Us

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Colour photograph of people sitting in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium at Wellcome Collection on purple flip-down seats. They look towards a woman standing at a podium speaking and gesturing.

What you’ll do

Join us to hear Linda Geddes and experts in conversation about our complex relationship with our nearest star. Geddes’ new book ‘Chasing the Sun’ explores how sunlight affects our minds and bodies, ranging from ancient solstice celebrations to modern concerns with light pollution. There will an opportunity for you to ask questions.

About your speaker

Photograph of Linda Geddes

Linda Geddes

Linda Geddes is a science journalist who specialises in biology, medicine and technology. She has worked as both an editor and reporter for New Scientist magazine, and has received numerous awards for her journalism, including the Association of British Science Writers’ award for Best Investigative Journalism. She is also the author of ‘Bumpology: The Myth-Busting Pregnancy Book for Curious Parents-To-Be’.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium. To get there, take the stairs or the lift down to level –1.

First come, first seated

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee a place on the day. Doors usually open 15 minutes before an event starts, and you can take your seats in order of arrival. We advise arriving ten minutes before the event is scheduled to start.