September 23, 2023

Film screening: Husband, for better or for worse

The screening will be followed by a Q&A and panel discussion with filmmakers Devorah Baum and Josh Appignanesi and psychoanalysts Francesca Joseph and Douglas Gill Saturday, 23 September 2023 19:00 – 21:00 BST Westminster Quakers, 52 St Martin’s Lane Covent Garden London WC2N 4EA £8 Site members and trainees Click here to book Praise for […]

January 28, 2023

The Psychologization of Islamophobia

Critical psychologist and author Dr Robert K Beshara discusses the psychologisation of Islamophobia through the lens of Jacques Lacan’s university discourse Saturday  28 January 2023, 17:30 – 18:45 GMT Online    Abstract In this talk, Dr Beshara will unravel the psychologization of Islamophobia drawing on Jacques Lacan’s university discourse (S1→S2→a→$), which, according to Bruce Fink, […]

November 19, 2022

On Language and Embodiment in the Makings of Gender – a talk by Dany Nobus

Of the five constitutive components of human sexuality, gender is by far the most complex and intractable. My principal aim in this lecture is to question the epistemological status of gender as a source of knowledge about oneself and as a site where language and embodiment seem to be forever embroiled in a Hegelian struggle for recognition and sovereignty.

September 11, 2022

Birth and Psychoanalysis

Join us for a round table discussion on Dr Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel’s book Birth in Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis (De Gruyter 2022) Date: Saturday 10 September 2022 Time: 18:00- 20:00 GMT Venue: Westminster Quaker Meeting House WC2N 4EA We will start with a conversation between Dr Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel, a senior lecturer at the University of […]

June 2, 2021

Angela Kreeger: From Olive Oyl to Laplanche – a long and winding road

Olive Oyl, the companion of Popeye, wanted to be a ‘conversationalist’ – and this is what I am, of the strain called a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.