Network: Neuroethics Now – The State of the Field and a View to the Future

June 19, 20, 21, 2017, at ICM Insitut du Cerveau et de la Moelle  Épinère, Brain & Spine Institute, Paris, France The Fourth Neuroethics Network Neuroethics Now:  The State of the Field and a View to the Future As neuroethics enters its second decade, the field confronts new techniques and technologies, as well as new – and frequently controversial – clinical […]

PhD Scholarship: Mental health justice and the capability to live in the community

Deadline for applications: 7th May 2017. Professor Sir Richard Trainor Scholarship for a PhD student to work on “Mental health justice and the capability to live in the community” with Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram and Dr Hanna Kienzler in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London. For more information about the scholarship please see:  http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/assets/PDF/graduate-school/RT-scholarship-project-advert-VENKATAPURAM.pdf […]

Radio: Simon Wessely on unexplained medical syndromes

On Radio 4’s The Life Scientific, the psychiatrist Simon Wessely reflects on, among other things, developments in our understanding of Chronic Fatigue Syndrom and Gulf War Syndrome, and shifts within psychiatry during his career. A fascinating account. The interview in full is available here. Professor Sir Simon Wessely has spent his whole career arguing that […]

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 […]

Postgraduate conference: Philosophical Perspectives on Disability

May 9th, 2017, University of Leeds. The University of Leeds Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter would like to cordially invite you to attend its second conference, to be held on Tuesday 9th May 2017. Our theme will be the philosophy of disability. Given that the interest in the philosophical aspects of disability is fairly new, there still are a […]