Some Thoughts on the Pandemic

A fundraising talk by psychoanalyst Darian Leader, live-streamed from Freud's study.

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4 July, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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If psychoanalysis can shed light on some aspects of individual and social responses to the current pandemic, what can it also learn from them?

This talk will explore some of the unconscious processes at play, and suggest problems and questions that psychoanalysis might wish to address here.

Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst working in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK. He is the author of several books including: ‘Why Can’t We Sleep? Understanding Our Sleeping and Sleepless Minds’; Why do women write more letters than they post?; Freud’s Footnotes; Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us From Seeing; Why do people get ill? (with David Corfield) , The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression, What is Madness?, Strictly Bipolar and Hands, and frequently about contemporary art.

Closing the Museum is having a significant, detrimental financial impact on us. As an independent charity we rely on our visitors and many activities to generate income. The suggested donation for this talk is £10. If you can, please support us by making as generous a donation as you are able.  Your support, large or small, will make a huge difference to us – thank you.

Please note: bookings will close one day prior to the event. Ticket holders will be emailed the access details 24 hours before the talk begins.

If you are unable to attend the live event, not to worry, a recording will be made available to ticket holders which can be accessed for 10 days. Access codes will be sent automatically 24 hours after the close of the talk.


4 July
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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