The Political Mind Series 2024

The role of the unconscious in political and social life.

The Political Mind Series 2024
14th May - 16th July
Tuesdays | 8.15pm - 9.45pm  
Online via Zoom.
These weekly seminars will explore the many contemporary political issues of our time from a psychoanalytic perspective. 
Registration for the individual sessions will close 1 hour before the time of the event.

Please note: These seminars will be recorded and available for 1 week 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 seminar, please click the relevant link in the programme outlined below**

Event Programme:

14th May | The limits of individual psychology when addressing communal conflict - Lord John Alderdice, Chair: Phil Stokoe

21st May | Psychoanalysis under Conditions of War - Prof Jeanne Wolff-Bernstein, Chair: Penny Crick 

28th May | An Analysis of Activism - Dr Daniel Burston, Chair: Ruth McCall

4th June | Paradise Lost? The Climate Crisis and the Human Condition - Prof Paul Hoggett, Chair: John Keene 

11th June | Primacy of Emotion over Thinking in Political Engagement - Phil Stokoe, Chair: Dr Rachel Gibbons 

18th June | State of the World: Facing our Hatreds, Uncovering our Humanity - Dr Harriet Wolfe, IPA President, Chair: Vic Sedlak IOPA President 

25th June | How a cultural age ends and the repressed returns - Dr Jonathan Sklar, Chair: Constanza Aranguren

2nd July | Negotiating with the Devil
Psychological Reflections from Inside the World of Armed Conflict Mediation

9th July | Global Insecurity. The Rise and Rise of Global Anti-terrorism - Prof Conor Gearty, Chair: Narendra Keval

16th July | Commodities: Consuming people - Prof Bob Hinshelwood, Chair: 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 14th, 2024 8:15 PM through July 16th, 2024 9:45 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard £ 260.00
BPC Members £ 245.00
Concession £ 175.00
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 £ 260.00
BPC Members £ 245.00
Concession £ 175.00