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Thoughts on War Half-Day Conference 17 October

By Kim Morgan, on 27 August 2014

The UCL Psychoanalysis Unit presents a half-day conference focusing on thoughts on war. 2014, the year of the  hundredth anniversary of the first world war occurs in a contemporary world besieged by conflict. This conference, organised by the Psychoanalysis Unit, considers the omni-presence of war in human life and society. Psychoanalysts and academics will discuss the fundamental place of war in history and offer some approaches to understanding its continuing centrality, psychologically, socially and culturally.

October half day conference flyer
Date: Friday 17 October 2014
Conference: 1pm – 5.45pm
(Registration from 12.45pm)
Drinks Reception: 5.45pm – 7pm
Venue: UCL main campus,
Drinks Reception: UCL main campus,
Admission: £15, UCL students and
staff no admission fee
For more information and to register please visit:
or contact events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk
David Leibel
‘War around Freud’’
Mary Fulbrook
‘The long shadows of Nazism:
Reverberations of war across
Hans van Wees
‘The psychology of combat in the
David Morgan
‘Warring States: the Terror of Peace’
Lesley Caldwell

Summer Open Day – UCL Division of Psychiatry: 21st July 2014

By sjjdkla, on 1 July 2014

  • Have you applied or are you considering applying for our MSc courses in Mental Health Sciences?
  • Would you like to hear more about the new modules approved for our MScs and about the potential options for taking modules from other Faculties?
  • Would you like to meet some of the academic staff who will be teaching in the MSc courses?

We will be hosting an Open Day event for our prospective MSc taught students in Clinical Mental Health Sciences and Mental Health Sciences Research. People who have already received offers for study commencing in September 2014 are particularly encouraged to come – we’d like to meet you.

The event will be taking place between 13.30 and 17.00 on Monday 21st of July, 2014 at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies building at TAVITON STREET, LONDON, WC1H 0BW – room 347, UCL.

It’s a great opportunity to:

  • Hear more about the approach we are taking, the content of the modules that we offer and the full range of options available in our MScs, including options from other departments.
  • Find about the range of supporting seminars and journal clubs we are offering alongside the MSc, including guidance on how to plan your career.
  • Hear more about graduate student life in our Division and at UCL.
  • Ask any questions.

If you would like to come to the Open Day, please register your interest by contacting Chris Coup – c.coup@ucl.ac.uk

Browse photos of our previous Open Day here.

2014 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

By Siri Ranlund, on 26 June 2014

On the 19th June the 2014 Neuroscience Symposium took place at UCL. This was a great opportunity to hear about all the fantastic neuroscience research that takes place here. There were a wide range of great talks; from synaptic plasticity in the visual cortex, to novel methods of functional neurosurgery, and the neural mechanisms of social interactions (among many, many more).

It was also an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues from across UCL, whilst reading the many posters on display. Even the food was pretty good. All in all, a very enjoyable day!

More information about future events across the UCL Neuroscience domain can be found here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/research/domains/neuroscience


This year’s programme front page image “Zebrafish Brain” by Kate Turner:


Professor Sir John Tooke Vice Provost (Health) addressses Demenia Research at UCL

By Kim Morgan, on 24 June 2014

Dementia and Neurodegeneration UCL“On Thursday I will be attending the first Global Dementia Legacy Event, following the 2013 G8 dementia summit, which is being held in London. Experts from around the world will propose ways to increase investment in dementia.

Dementia has devastating consequences on the lives of affected people and their families, on social care needs and for economic prosperity. The annual financial impact to the UK alone is already estimated to be £23 billion.

The global burden of dementia is set to increase. By 2025, one million people in the UK and over 60 million globally will have the disease. The World Alzheimer Report predicted a near doubling in worldwide societal costs from $604 billion in 2010 to $1,117 billion by 2030. In recognition of this, the G8 summit in December 2013 committed to significantly increase spend on dementia research and increase participation in clinical trials, to drive a global reduction in the prevalence of dementia and its associated social and economic impacts – the ‘Dementia Challenge’.

Dementia and neurodegeneration have been identified as a major institutional priority as part of our commitment this national and international effort. Our work encompasses world leading expertise across the full spectrum of research offering the genuine prospect of treatments that will be able to slow or even halt neurodegeneration.

As the figures above indicate there is a strong economic case for action and we are actively engaged in attempts to increase investment in this vital area of research in which we have world class capabilities.”

See our dementia publication

Professor Sir John Tooke Vice Provost (Health)

Division of Psychiatry Research Seminar 9th July

By Kim Morgan, on 24 June 2014

The next Division of Psychiatry Research Seminar will take place on Wednesday  9th July 3pm at 1-19 Torrington Place, room B17

Dr Siân Oram (Lecturer, Section for Women’s Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry , Kings College) will present “Intimate partner violence victimisation and perpetration among people with mental illness.”

Spring Open Evening (2014) – UCL Division of Psychiatry

By sjjdkla, on 13 May 2014

On the 9th April the Division of Psychiatry hosted its first Open Evening event introducing prospective students to our new Master degree programmes and their faculty.

We were thrilled with the response and are planning another event to take place on July 21st from 13.30 – 17.00.

More information about our  two new postgraduate taught courses can be found here:


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