Courage and conviction in conversation: exploring the Tavistock and Portman archives at London Metropolitan Archives

Conference overview

Discover the unique role played by the Tavistock and Portman in the advance of psychotherapy and developmental theory through patient files and clinic records dating back nearly a century.

Archives at the LMA

This unique project undertaken by London Metropolitan Archives and funded by the Wellcome Trust – maybe one of the deepest dives into a medical institution’s records – reveals as much about the changing times as it does about the work of the two clinics and provides a fascinating insight into the evolving mental health landscape in the 20th century.

With talks and presentations from LMA Staff and also Current and Former Clinicians of the Trust.

Free - booking essential (lunch included).

Full programme:

  • 9:30 Registration

  • 10:00 Welcome and introduction to the day by LMA Director

  • 10:15 Morning Session 1: Chair: Geoff Pick, Director of LMA

  • The Pathways Project and Health records at LMA

  • 11:00 Coffee

  • 11:30 Morning Session 2: Chair: Dr Julian Stern

  • The Tavistock Clinic - The organisation and its place in society and history:

    - A dialogue between Dr Sebastian Kraemer and Dr Margaret Rustin

    - A perspective from Dr Rachel Hodgins and Sukhjit Sidhu

  • 13:00 Lunch (exhibitions, archive tours, display of archives, film screening)

  • 14:20 Welcome back and afternoon overview: Chair: Dr Jessica Yakeley

  • 14:30: The Portman Clinic - The organisation and its place in society and history discussed by Dr Rob Hale and Dr Stan Ruszczynski

  • 16:00 Q&A followed by closing remarks and thanks – Dr Julian Stern

  • 16:30 Close of conference

9 March 2018 09:30 to 16:00
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