The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning
Friday evening, 4 October 2013
Dr Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary, will be discussing his exciting book and controversial theory of the two hemispheres of the brain, its cultural implications and the potential significance and impact on psychoanalytic thinking within our current political and cultural climate.
Jim Hopkins, Reader Emeritus in Philosophy at King’s College and Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit of the Research Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at University College London.
Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Dr Williams was a Professor of Divinity before becoming Bishop of Monmouth then Archbishop of Wales, and Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012. Fellow of the British Academy.
Chair Helen Morgan
Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist and writer who works privately in London, and otherwise lives on the Isle of Skye. He was formerly a Consultant Psychiatrist of the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley NHS Trust in London, where he was Clinical Director of their southern sector Acute Mental Health Services. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Iain trained at the Maudsley Hospital in London, working on specialist units including the Neuropsychiatry and Epilepsy Unit, the Children’s Unit and the Forensic Unit, as well as the National Psychosis Referral Unit and the National Eating Disorder Unit. During this period he also worked as a Research Fellow in neuroimaging at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA. He is interested in a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, psychosis, personality disorders (especially borderline personality disorder), anxiety disorders, chronic low self-esteem, phobias, alcohol and drug abuse, as well as neuropsychiatry.
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London NW1 4NS
|Friday Night Lecture||£ 12.60|
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