Maudsley Lectures in Psychoanalysis | The Arts and Psychoanalysis

The full Maudsley Summer series looking at the Arts and Psychoanalysis


The Maudsley Lectures in Psychoanalysis are a series of Institute of Psychoanalysis talks exploring the application of psychoanalytic concepts to clinical work and beyond. 

This Summer term focuses on The Arts and Psychoanalysis: taking a psychoanalytic lens to a range of areas in the arts - music, sculpture, poetry, film, drama…

These lectures will be of interest to:

  • Clinicians working in psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, nursing and other areas of mental health
  • Those working in the arts and academia

They are open to everyone!

  • Lectures are on Mondays from 7pm to 8.30pm on Zoom
  • Each lecture lasts about an hour followed by time for discussion and contributions from the audience

The speakers will be in dialogue with psychoanalysts: Anne Patterson, Emma Staples Hotopf & Maxine Dennis

Please note: These lectures will be held on Zoom and will also be available for the following 24 hours to all registered participants. This is to allow for 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. 

Concession ticket prices are for students and and those unwaged/low income. Please email if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.

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


7th June - Freud and the two Michelangelos' Michael Parsons

14th June - 'O beautiful sound': the bonus of pleasure in the writing of Elizabeth Bishop Rachel Chaplin 

21st June - Mirrors and Masquerades in Fleabag and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Catherine Humble

28th June - ‘A heap of broken images’: Sterility, catastrophic change and growth in T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land Liz Allison 

5th July - Musicality in the Consulting Room Francis Grier 

12th July - Based on a True Story: A filmmaker’s approach to depicting a life Oliver Veysey 

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.

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.


June 7th, 2021 7:00 PM through July 12th, 2021 8:30 PM
Remote Event, delivered via Zoom
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
Standard £ 120.00
Concession - unwaged/student £ 80.00
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.
Event Fee(s)
Standard £ 120.00
Concession - unwaged/student £ 80.00