The pandemic has had an immense impact on our lives as individuals and on our society. It has deeply affected the fabric of our society, including politics and economy, arts and culture, health and social care. With a series of online events the Institute of Psychoanalysis is offering some in-depth dialogues about these issues.
This three part series will be delivered via zoom.
**To book any individual event, please click the relevant section in the programme outlined below. The individual dialogues are priced at £25 each, the full series can be booked at £60**
3rd Nov | Arts and Culture in the time of Covid-19
The pandemic has had a devastating effect on arts and culture. Theatres and concert halls were closed and even when re-opening have to remain near empty. Many actors, musicians and artists have to fear for their livelihoods and miss the essence of their lives. The public has been starved of cultural nourishment and the pleasures of music making and choir singing. Yet there have also been creative ways of dealing with this situation.
Sam Mendes, film director (e.g. “American Beauty”, “1917”) and theatre director (e.g. “The Lehmann Trilogy”) will be in dialogue about these issues with Mike Brearley, psychoanalyst and author of “On Form” and “Spirit of Cricket”. The event will be chaired by Kathryn Pugh, psychoanalyst.
17th Nov | Fragility in the time of Covid-19
The pandemic has exposed fragility on many different levels: of the individual’s health to the deadly effects of the virus, of families to separation and loss, of politicians and political structures to the immense challenges of a severe crisis, and of the health and social care system. It has also shown what damage omnipotent defences with the denial of such fragilities can do.
Fakhry Davids, psychoanalyst and author of “Internal Racism” and Sally Weintrobe, psychoanalyst and author of “Engaging with Climate Change” and “Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis”, will be in dialogue about these issues. The event will be chaired by Daniel Pick, psychoanalyst, historian and author of “The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind”.
The pandemic has had a crushing impact on the economy. Numerous businesses have suffered severely or had to close. Many individuals and families now struggle with unemployment and financial hardship. There will be unforeseeable problems for the economy in the future. Everyone is dealing with major uncertainties on many different levels.
Mervyn King, economist, former governor of the Bank of England and author of “Radical Uncertainty”, will be in dialogue about these issues with Mike Brearley, psychoanalyst and author of “On Form” and “Spirit of Cricket”. The event will be chaired by Trudy McGuinness, psychoanalyst.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the event, after which time no refunds will be issued
Concession tickets are available, for students, BPAS candidates and NHS trainees. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.
Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers
|Autumn series||£ 60.00|
|Autumn series concession||£ 50.00|