Maudsley Lectures in Psychoanalysis | Arts and Psychoanalysis

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Organised by:

British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

17 April 2023 - 17 July 2023

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Price: Standard In Person £240.00 | Concession In Person £160.00 | Standard Online £240.00 | Concession Online £160.00

Location: online


Maudsley Lectures in Psychoanalysis | Arts and Psychoanalysis
Creativity: Between Outside and Inside

17th April through to 17th July 2023
7:00pm – 8:30pm (BST)


In-person at 10 Windsor Walk and online via Zoom.

Recordings are available for 1 week.

The speakers will be in dialogue with Psychoanalysts Dr Anne Patterson, Dr Emma Staples Hotopf and Susan White.

This Summer we will explore creativity in the interplay between the external and internal world.

Architects, philosophers, artists, filmmakers, academics and psychoanalysts will be in dialogue with our audience.

This series is open to everyone and will be of particular interest to clinicians working in psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, nursing and other areas of mental health and to those working in the arts and academia.

You can register for individual lectures in this series. However, we recommend you book to attend the full series.

To book individual lectures, please click the link to the lecture below:


Psychoanalysis and Architecture, chaired by Susan White, Dr Anne Patterson, Dr Emma Staples Hotopf
17th April | How do I know where I live? – Simon Hudspith

24th April | The relationship between the building and its surroundings – Prof Níall McLaughlin



Psychoanalysis and Literature, chaired by Dr Anne Patterson and Dr Emma Staples Hotopf
15th May | Consciousness and Unconsciousness in Jane Austen – Prof John Mullan

22nd May | The lure of the North in stories for children: Philip Pullman, Hans Anderson and others – Margaret Rustin


5th June | Psychoanalysis and fairy tales – Dr Gearoid Fitzgerald

Psychoanalysis and Art, chaired by Dr Anne Patterson and Dr Emma Staples Hotopf
12th June | On groundlessness, uncertainty and the ‘possibility of the impossible’. The notion of the creative transformation in Lev Shestov’s philosophy – Dr Marina Ogden in conversation with Dr Alla Rubitel

19th June | Freud’s Coat and other stories – Prof Paul Coldwell

26th June | The Hope (film screening) – Susan Steinberg

3rd July | Premature withdrawal: on the problem of early leave-taking in artists’ work and lives (Fragonard, Rachmaninoff, Garbo) – Dr Satish Padiyar

10th July | Drawn, Cut and Pasted: Charlotte Hodes’ creative practice and process – Prof Charlotte Hodes

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