Returning to our normal lives still feels like a long way off for many of us facing lockdown extensions. So how can we learn from those who have coped in true isolation? Jeremy reflects over his conversations with anti-apartheid campaigners Ahmed Kathrada and Denis Goldberg, who were imprisoned alongside Nelson Mandela for over 20 years. We also hear key insights from Professor Gro Sandal, an expert in the psychology extreme environments such as the International Space Station and mindset needed for an 18-month round trip to Mars. Balancing realism and optimism is essential to navigating challenging times and as we continue the Covid-19 lockdown, these compelling insights foster our inner resilience and hope.
Sadly Denis Goldberg passed away on 29th April 2020 aged 87. Both his and Ahmed Kathrada's story of optimism and resilience will live on.
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