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Scotlandsfest 2019: Going green - the art of living well

  • Quaker Meeting House 7 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh United Kingdom (map)

Part of ScotlandsFest 2019, a week-long festival of stimulating conversation, readings and debate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For more information and the full programme, please visit

Do you believe in the power of 'stopping to smell the flowers', spending time in green places and engaging with nature whenever possible? Chaired by Donald Smith, meet two pioneers of natural living in a modern lifestyle: Joanna Geyer-Kordesch, author of Why Gardens Matter and Joanna Thomson, author of Live Well, Eat Well, Be Well.

JOANNA GEYER-KORDESCH has a distinguished academic career bridging the disciplines of history of medicine and cultural history as embodied in our landscapes. After directing the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Glasgow University from 1990 to 2001, she became Professor of European Natural History and Medicine at that university where, after retiring in 2006, she remains a Chair Emerita.

JOANNA THOMSON was brought up at the Kingston Nature Cure Clinic in Edinburgh. She is the third generation of the family to live the Nature Cure way of life, and is currently the Registrar of the Incorporated Society of Registered Naturopaths, and a Trustee of the Thomson Kingston Trust and the custodian of the Thomson Kingston Publications.

Tickets £5/£3 conc and are available from the Scotlandsfest event page here.