Bringing the Team Together

How do you get a sports team to perform well? Drawing on their own experience, psychoanalyst, philosopher and renowned former England cricket captain Michael Brearley and psychoanalyst and former footballer Leon Kleimberg facilitated a discussion about sports leadership. In this clip they analyse footage featuring footballer Zidane and talk about managing 'star' players, the essential qualities of a good captain, rivalry and competitiveness and the similarities between family and team dynamics.

The event was held on 17 November 2010 as part of a series organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis to complement the Science Museum exhibition, Psychoanalysis: the Unconscious in Everyday Life.

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The Cambridge Scientists and Psychoanalysis in the 1920s

An extract from a lecture in which historian John Forrester explored how Cambridge became a receptive environment for Freudian ideas in the 1920s. Botany students received an education in psychoanalysis from Arthur Tansley, founder of ecology, from the 1910s onwards. JD Bernal, later the grandfather of DNA, was a fervent believer in the revolutionary implications of Freud’s ideas, as was the scientific wing of Bloomsbury – Ramsey, Penrose, Keynes.

The event was held on 24 November 2010 as part of a series organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis to complement the Science Museum exhibition, Psychoanalysis: the Unconscious in Everyday Life.

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Can Psychoanalysis be a Science?

An extract from an event at which Professor Mary Target, Dr Michael Lacewing and Professor James Hopkins explored the contested relationship between psychoanalysis and the sciences.

The event was held on 23 February 2011 as part of a series organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis to complement the Science Museum exhibition, Psychoanalysis: the Unconscious in Everyday Life.

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Thinking about Time and Ageing

An extract from Thinking about Time and Ageing, at which psychoanalysts Danielle Quinodoz and Dr David Bell discussed ageing and how psychoanalytic concepts can help us to understand anxieties about the passing of time and death.

The event was held on 4 February 2011 as part of a series organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis to complement the Science Museum exhibition, Psychoanalysis: the Unconscious in Everyday Life.

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Between Brain and Mind?

An extract from Between Brain and Mind?, a lecture in which eminent psychoanalyst Dr Ron Britton discussed the relationship between neuroscience's model of the brain and psychoanalytic models of the mind. The event, held on 15 October 2010, was part of a series organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis to complement the Science Museum exhibition, Psychoanalysis: the Unconscious in Everyday Life.

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Book Launch October 2012: "Engaging With Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives" edited by Sally Weintrobe

Published by the New Library of Psychoanalysis in its Beyond the Couch series

Engaging With Climate Change: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (16-17 October 2010)

Session 1: Great Expectations: Some psychic consequences of the discovery of personal ecological debt

Presentation by Rosemary Randall
Discussed by Bob Ward and Margaret Rustin

Session 2: The myth of apathy

Presentation by Renee Lertzman
Discussed by Erik Bichard and Irma Brenman Pick
 

Session 3: Different structures of feeling in relation to the natural world

Presentation by Michael Rustin
Discussed by Ted Benton and Jon Alexander
 

Session 4: Unconscious obstacles to caring for the planet

Presentation by John Keene
Discussed by Michael Brearley and Bob Hinshelwood
 

Session 5: On the love of nature and on human nature

Presentation by Sally Weintrobe
Discussed by Mike Hannis and Tom Crompton
 

Session 6: Climate change denial in a perverse culture

Presentation by Paul Hoggett
Discussed by John Steiner and Stanley Cohen