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The man who couldn't stop

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Woolsthorpe Manor House, Grantham NG33 5NR


Ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone.

The man who couldn't stop by David Adam

In this captivating fusion of science, history and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us towards obsessions and compulsions. 

David has suffered from OCD for 20 years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences; a book that will challenge thoughts of what is normal, and what is mental illness. Dr Adam is a writer and editor at Nature, one of the world's top scientific journals.

This event is part of the 2016 Gravity Fields festival, Grantham.

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The man who couldn't stop

Join us as part of Gravity Fields festival, Grantham where science writer David Adam discusses his book The Man Who Couldn't Stop about his 20 year relationship with obsessive compulsive disorder.

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