Seminar: What does the practice of Psychiatric Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide (EAS) have to do with the UK debate over Physician-Assisted Suicide?

Friday 14 September, 2018, 12.00 – 1.30 pm. King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Main Building, Seminar Room 3 (Denmark Hill campus). Speaker: Dr Scott Kim, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator in the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Washington DC. He will speak on the topic: ‘What does the practice of Psychiatric Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide (EAS) have to do with […]

Seminar: The Ethics of Powerlessness

Thursday 27 September 2018 at 6.00 pm. Maudsley Philosophy Group Seminar. Boardroom, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, 16 de Crespigny Park, Camberwell, London SE5 8AF. Professor Beatrice Han-Pile, will speak on “The Ethics of Powerlessness”, with her colleague Dr Daniel Watts also presenting some of the research data. The Ethics of Powerlessness is a research […]

Conference: Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness – Philosophy and Linguistics

13th – 14th September 2018, University of Essex. Registration: 11th June – 20th August, 2018. Mental illness has long been of interest to researchers in the humanities, including philosophy, linguistics, sociology, history and politics. In a domain where psychologists and psychiatrists have focused on identifying interventions and developing explanatory models, scholars in the humanities have preferred […]

Conference: Disability and Wellbeing

21st March 2018. Room 2115, Building 65, Avenue Campus, The University of Southampton. Programme 9:30-10:00 – Coffee and Welcome. 10:00-11:30 – Professor Simo Vehmas (Stockholm). TBA. 11:30-11:45 – Coffee. 11:45-13:15 – Dr. Caroline Harnacke (Tilburg). TBA. 13:15-2:15 – Lunch. 2:15-3:45 – Dr Alex Gregory (Southampton). Are disabilities bad?. 3:45-4:00 – Coffee. 4:00-5:30 – Professor Jonathan […]

Radio retrospective: Oliver Sacks on Desert Island Discs

From 1994, Oliver Sacks shares his desert island disks and talks about, among other things, using songs to help a patient navigate his life. The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Dr Oliver Sacks. Now a distinguished Professor of Neurology, he was immortalised by Robin Williams in the film Awakenings. Inspired by […]