Dialogue | Boredom – deprivations and emptiness in the pandemic

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The third event in the Dialogues on the time of Covid-19 Summer Series


These dialogues will be delivered remotely via Zoom

Thursday 24th of June 
8:15pm - 9:45pm

Our lives have been very different in the last year. Deprived of social contacts, with visits to restaurants and pubs barred, the pleasure of concerts, theatre, art galleries suspended, and holidays only a distant dream, life has often felt emptier. Boredom has become a feature of our lives in a way not known before.

Josh Cohen, psychoanalyst, Professor of Modern Literary Theory and author of “Not Working: Why We Have to Stop” and other books, will be in conversation with Laura Salisbury, Professor in Modern Literature and Medical Humanities, whose wide ranging publications include a book on Beckett and papers on waiting and who is working on the cultural history of waiting in modernity. The dialogue will be chaired by Trudy McGuinness. psychoanalyst.


These dialogues will be held live on Zoom and will also be made available the following day for  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, the recording will no longer be available.  


Concession tickets are available, for students, BPAS candidates and NHS trainees. Please email outreach@iopa.org.uk if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.

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

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 24th, 2021 8:15 PM through  9:45 PM
Remote Event, delivered via Zoom
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard Ticket £ 25.00
Concession Ticket £ 15.00
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 Ticket £ 25.00
Concession Ticket £ 15.00