Lecture: Are you your Brain?  Neuroscience and Neuromania

November 7th, 2019, 18:30-20:00, Theatre 2, New Hunt’s House, King’s College London, Guy’s Campus. Speaker: Professor Raymond Tallis FMedSci FRCP FRSA The lecture will be introduced by Lord Turnberg FRCP FMedSci, past president of the Royal College of Physicians. Registration is required for anyone who does not have a valid King’s College London ID. For […]

Workshop: Conceptual Issues in Biological Psychiatry 

November 6th and 7th, 2019, Senate House Library, London. Peter Sowerby Interdisciplinary Workshop. This workshop is for anyone working on or studying conceptual issues in biological psychiatry. The aim is for a lively linter-disciplinary discussion, especially including clinicians and empirical researchers.   Registration is free but places are limited. For more information and registration vist: […]

Seminar: Disability, Bioethics, and Social Change: The Disability Critique of Prenatal Screening – An Israeli perspective

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 15:00 – 16:30. Room SW1.18, Somerset House East Wing, King’s College London. Dr. Sagit Mor, University of Haifa Faculty of Law. Abstract In this talk Dr. Mor will discuss the sources, the challenges, and the contradictions of disability rights and prenatal testing in contemporary Israel. The talk will situate the disability critique of […]

Seminar: The use of capacity principles in New Zealand’s new legislation for compulsory treatment of severe substance addiction

Wednesday 16 October, 4.00 pm in the Boardroom, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, 16 de Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF. Speaker: Professor John Dawson, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, New Zealand​. Abstract: “New Zealand has enacted new legislation authorising compulsory treatment for severe substance addiction. This replaces older legislation that had fewer human rights protections. The […]

Forum: Philosophy as therapy?

  Wednesday October 9th, 2019, London School of Economics. There is a rich tradition of claiming therapeutic powers for philosophy, but if philosophy is the love of wisdom, is ignorance bliss? Is philosophy only about sharp arguments and subtle distinctions, or can it help us find better ways to live? Join us as we discuss whether […]

Seminar: Functional Model of Capacity and Euthanasia for Persons with Dementia in the Netherlands

Friday 13 September, 2019, at 12.00, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, Denmark Hill (room to be confirmed). Summary:  The controversy surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) of persons with dementia has focused on those performed based on advance requests, i.e. for persons who are incapable of making a contemporaneous request for EAS. But […]