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Thursday 6 March

Lisa Appignanesi in conversation with Margot Waddell


Time: 8.30-10.00pm
Venue: The Institute of Psychoanalysis, 112a Shirland Road, London, W9 2EQ (nearest tube Warwick Avenue or Maida Vale, Bakerloo line). Click here for location map
Tickets: £12/£6 concessions (includes a glass of wine)

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Author and cultural commentator Lisa Appignanesi talked to Margot Waddell about her new book Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present. They explored the changing attitudes towards women’s mental health over the last 200 years and how women have contributed to the development of the professions that treat them – as patients, as objects of experiments and eventually as mind doctors themselves.


Lisa Appignanesi was born in Poland, grew up in Paris and Canada now lives in London. She was Deputy Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of many novels as well as several non-fiction works including Freud's Women, co-authored with John Forrester. Her memoir Losing the Dead was short-listed for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the Wingate Literary Prize 2000. She also writes for The Guardian, The Independent and has made several series for BBC Radio 4.

Margot Waddell is a psychoanalyst in private practice and a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic. She has a doctorate in English Literature from Cambridge and has published many articles. Her most recent book, Inside Lives: psychoanalysis and the growth of the personality was published in 2002 by Karnac.


Women's Therapy Centre

With funding from the Developing Psychoanalytic Practice and Training Program (DPPT)
of the International Psychoanalytical Association

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