Established in 1944 at a Council meeting of the British Psychoanalytical Society chaired by Sylvia Payne, the Ernest Jones Lecture has a rich history of inviting audiences to hear from experts at the forefront of almost every discipline, including anthropology, sculpture, literature, theatre, sociology, philosophy and the law.
This year our speaker is Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine and Regius Professor of Psychiatry at King’s College London and a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at King’s College and the Maudsley Hospitals. He is also past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
His doctorate is in epidemiology, and he has over 700 original publications, with an emphasis on the boundaries of medicine and psychiatry, unexplained symptoms and syndromes, population reactions to adversity, military health, epidemiology and others. He has co-authored books on chronic fatigue syndrome, randomised controlled trials and a history of military psychiatry. Professor Wessely is also President of the Royal Society of Medicine.
This promises to be a stimulating, entertaining and wide-ranging talk, as well as an opportunity to meet with people working and studying across different mental health specialties including psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
7.30pm to 9pm - lecture in Lecture Hall 1, UCL Cruciform Building
Gower St, Fitzrovia,
London, London WC1E 6BT