Radio 4: The Loneliness Experiment

Today on BBC Radio 4, Claudia Hammond launches the BBC’s Loneliness Experiment. You can listen on iPlayer here, or find out more about the project and how you can get involved here.


“The Loneliness Experiment, devised by Professor Pamela Qualter and colleagues, aims to look at causes and possible solutions to loneliness. And we want as many people as possible to fill in our survey, even if they’ve never felt lonely, because we want to know what stops people feeling lonely, so that more of us can feel connected. To launch the Experiment Claudia Hammond is joined by Olivia Laing, author of Lonely City, and psychology professor, Pamela Qualter, an expert in loneliness in young people.

“Building on the success of 2016’s Rest Test, which was the largest global survey on rest, Radio 4 will explore the topic of loneliness in a further collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.”

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