BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: New Generation Thinker: Daisy Fancourt is a Wellcome Research Fellow at University College London

Art for Health's Sake

The Barbour Room

To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away but could a poem, painting or play have the same effect? Daisy Fancourt’s essay will explore cutting-edge research about the benefits of arts and cultural engagement for health across the lifespan and explore how ‘arts prescriptions’ are helping the cultural sector to reach new audiences and transforming approaches to public health in communities around the UK.

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to select ten academics each year who can turn their research into radio.


For your information…

  • Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Monday 5 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Monday 19 February.
  • Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
  • To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

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