Ariane Sherine - How to Live to 100

Our last talk of 2021 was a welcome return of Ariane Sherine, who came to talk to us about her latest book, ‘How to Live to 100’.

Ariane, comedy writer and creator of the Atheist Bus Campaign, teamed up with public health consultant David Conrad to analyse the scientific evidence behind 100 different factors that affect life expectancy. She gave us an entertaining selection of their findings looking at questions such as: could drinking green tea really prolong your life? How about gardening? Is regular sex more about pleasure than health? Why does standing up a lot make a difference to longevity? And is it worth cutting out red meat or even turning vegan in order to blow out 100 candles on your birthday cake?

We had a very enjoyable and informative evening.