The Political Mind Series 2022 - Full Series

The role of the unconscious in political and social life.

The Political Mind Series 2022
10 May - 19 July 2022
Tuesdays | 8.15pm - 9.45pm  
These lectures will be delivered remotely via Zoom.
These seminars will explore contemporary issues such as the pandemic, racism, totalitarian thinking and dangers to democracy, as well as the NHS, the market economy, the climate crisis, and gender and sexuality.
Chaired by David Morgan with Ruth McCall, Sally Weintrobe, Phil Stokoe, Constanza Aranguren & Rachel Gibbons.

David Morgan Consultant Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society. Chair of Political Minds. Editor of two books, The Role of the Unconscious in Social and Political Life (2019) and A Deeper Cut: Further Thoughts on Role of the Unconscious in Social and Political Life (2020) are both published by Phoenix Press based on the talks given by our seminar leaders. 

Registration for the individual sessions will close 1 hour before the time of the event.

Please note: These lectures will be held on Zoom and will also be recorded available for the following 48 hours to all registered participants. This is to allow international attendees to enjoy the event at a more appropriate time in their time zone. After this time, the recording will no longer be available. 

**To book any individual lecture, please click the relevant link in the programme outlined below**

Event Programme:

19th July | The Emperor's New Clothes Putin and Infantile Thinking - Prof Peter Pomerantsev


10th May | The Normalisation of Hatred and Cruelty: A Critique of Contemporary Neoliberalism - Will Davies and Dr Dave Bell

17th May | Toward a Social Psychoanalysis: Normative Unconscious Processes in Dyads, Groups, and Institutions - Prof Lynne Layton, chaired by Phil Stokoe

24th May | Fascism, Populism and the Big Lie - Dr Renee Danziger, chaired by Ruth McCall

31st May | The Psycho-politics of Anger - Prof Josh Cohen

7th June | BLM and Psychoanalysis - Fakhry Davids, chaired by Sally Weintrobe

14th June | The Unconscious and the Environment - Dr Cosimo Schinaia and Enrico Pinna, chaired by Constanza Aranguren

21st June | What does psychoanalysis have to say about Identity? Issues in contemporary politics and culture - Prof Michael Rustin

28th June | The Human Face of Peacemaking - Gabrielle Rifkind, chaired by Phil Stokoe

5th July | Politics and Ethics in Psychoanalysis - Phil Stokoe, chaired by Rachel Gibbons

12th July | The Haunting Melody of Loss in the Racist Imagination - Narendra Keval and Prof David Gadd, chaired by Ruth McCall

Political Mind Special
Love and its survival in unbearable times: living with climate breakdown and the renewed threat of nuclear war
Friday 22nd July 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm BST
Sally Weintrobe
Chaired by David Morgan

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the lecture, after which time no refunds will be issued. For full series bookings, tickets are fully refundable 14 days before the first lecture in the series.

Concession tickets are available, for students, BPAS candidates and NHS trainees. Please email 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. We expect delegates to respect the confidentiality of clinical material discussed in our events. The content must not be recorded, conveyed or disseminated in any format and participants must not share access to the event with non-registered participants.



May 10th, 2022 8:15 PM through July 19th, 2022 9:45 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard £ 220.00
BPC Members £ 195.00
Concession £ 130.00
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.
Standard £ 220.00
BPC Members £ 195.00
Concession £ 130.00