Maudsley Lectures in Psychoanalysis | Arts and Psychoanalysis 2024

Summer Series 2024

Maudsley Lectures in Psychoanalysis | Arts and Psychoanalysis

22nd April through to 5th July 2024
7:30pm - 9:00pm (BST)


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

Recordings are available for 1 week.

The speakers will be in dialogue with Psychoanalyst Dr Anne Patterson.

From Freud’s thinking on the sublimation of libido and his later theorisation of the Life and Death Drives, to Klein’s work on reparation and the recovery of the good object and Winnicott’s ideas of creative living, psychoanalysis has always been interested in creativity. 

In the fourth Maudsley summer series on arts and psychoanalysis, we continue to explore this theme of creativity between internal and external worlds in dialogue with artists from a range of different perspectives: from the natural to the built world and ceramics to literature and theatre.

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 Art, chaired by Dr Anne Patterson

22nd April | The Accursed Empty Space - Susie Godsil

29th April | The Well Gardened Mind - Sue Stuart Smith

13th May | Access and engagement for our communities. How can we foster a more connected relationship with nature? As we live and garden our way through a climate crisis and what often feels like a mental health crisis. How can we, through our work,support our communities in achieving a greater connectedness with nature and the environment and what could this achieve? - Errol Fernandes

20th May | Fragments, memory, repair - Edmund De Waal

3rd June |Visual Culture in Freud's Vienna: Science, Eros, and the Psychoanalytic Imagination - Mary Bergstein

17th June | Dicken's Monsters - John Mullan

24th June | Designing shared spaces for more than one thing at a time - streets, parks and buildings - Liza Fior 

FINALE: 5th July

'Pas Moi, Not I': The Beckett Project - Armelle Hours

This event will be ticketed separately, as it will only be available to attend in person. Full series bookings are eligible for a 20% off discount code for this event. Please contact us for your personal code.

To book your place, please click here!

Limited spaces available!

Important information: Discount codes will ONLY be available for those who book for the full series. If you have any questions, please contact

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the lecture, after which time no refunds will be issued.

Concession tickets are available, for students, BPAS candidates and NHS trainees and nurses. 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.


April 22nd, 2024 7:30 PM through June 24th, 2024 9:00 PM
Hybrid Event
Online via Zoom
& in person at 10 Windsor Walk SE5 8BB
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard In Person £ 150.00
Concession In Person £ 110.00
Standard Online £ 150.00
Concession Online £ 110.00
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 In Person £ 150.00
Concession In Person £ 110.00
Standard Online £ 150.00
Concession Online £ 110.00