In his new book On Giving Up, acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips considers both the gaps and the connections between the many ways of giving up, and helps us to address the central question: what must we give up in order to feel more alive? Join psychoanalyst Francesca Joseph as she talks to him about his work


Friday 23 February 2024

19:30 – 21:00 BST

Westminster Quakers House, 52 Saint Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4EA



Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips, formerly the Principal Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital, is a practising psychoanalyst and visiting professor at the University of York. He is the author of numerous works of psychoanalysis and literary criticism. He is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud Translations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Francesca Joseph

Francesca Joseph is a member of the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She was previously an award-winning director in film and documentary. She now spends her time as a psychoanalyst in private practise.

Tickets £12 for Site members and trainees.

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