Seminar: Chimes of freedom, Bob Dylan, enhanced goodness, super A.I. and the future of humanity

Wednesday March 22nd, 16:00 – 17:30. Room K0.18, King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London. A Global Health and Social Medicine Series event with Professor John Harris (Institute for Science, Ethics & Innovation at the University of Manchester and visiting professor in Bioethics at GHSM). Educated at the University of Kent and at Balliol College, Oxford, Prof John Harris is the author or […]

Forum: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Literature

Tuesday 7 March 2017, 6.30-8pm. Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics. What does the infinite mean to us as finite beings? Can we root our thinking in the finite, or does the idea of the infinite always return? Does thinking philosophically about the infinite inevitably lead us to theology? Thinkers from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literary studies […]

Play: Hearing Things

8th – 12th Feb 2017, 18:00, Matinees 11th & 12th Feb, 14:45. Vault Festival, London. Funny and engaging, Hearing Things draws together the stories of those receiving and providing mental health care and opens the door on a closed world. Hearing Things is a moving and provocative new drama exploring the dilemmas of psychiatry, from the […]

Event: Roald Dahl and the Big Friendly Neuroscientist

Wednesday 8 February 2017, 18:00 – 20:00. Royal College Of Physicians, 11 Saint Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE Roald Dahl occupies a special place in the heart of generations of children as creator of such classic works as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, George’s Marvellous Medicine and The BFG. Many adults are just as likely to be familiar with his macabre short […]

Seminar: Hypochondria – Do societies make us ill?

Tuesday January 17th, 2017, 6pm. Maudsley Philosophy Group seminar. Board Room, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, Denmark Hill campus. Professor Fabian Freyenhagen, Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex. Abstract: Do societies make us ill? Are societies ill themselves? For many centuries philosophers and social theorists […]

Symposium: Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention

3-4 April 2017, Swansea University. Two-day Symposium: Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: Bioethical, Legal and Criminological Perspectives Brain active drugs and other ‘neuro-interventions’ could potentially be used to facilitate the rehabilitation of criminal offenders. Should offenders ever be offered or required to undergo such interventions? This symposium will bring together academics from the fields of bioethics, philosophy, medicine, criminology and […]