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 […]

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 […]