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6 May 2010
7pm - 9pm

Freud Memorial Lecture and Garden Party

Michael Brearley

Leadership - Theory and Practice

How do leaders and leadership skills facilitate the functioning of a work group, a team or an organisation? How are groups constituted and what undermines them? What are the emotional bonds that bind people together in a common enterprise? And what are the functions of leadership?

These are some of the questions that Mike Brearley will address on the day of the general election in his Freud Memorial lecture, drawing on his diverse experience as former England cricket captain and (a far more dangerous undertaking) President of the British Psychoanalytical Society.

Mike Brearley is a psychoanalyst and sports journalist. He studied philosophy at Cambridge University at undergraduate and post-graduate level while pursuing a career as a County cricketer with Middlesex. As England captain he won 17 of 31 games, losing only 4, an outstanding record that has never been bettered. He was awarded the OBE in 1978 and published The Art of Captaincy in 1985. He works in private practice in London, and teaches and writes on psychoanalysis.

Venue: The Anna Freud Centre, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3, followed by a reception at the Freud Museum.

This is a fundraising evening, and all proceeds from the talk will go towards the conservation, research and educational work of the Freud Museum.





To listen to a recording of the Freud Memorial Lecture, please click here. This was a fundraising event for the musuem and as such, if you would like to make a donation or become a Friend, please click here.

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