Category Archives: Events

Psychotherapy talks now on YouTube

Recordings from last January’s conference Rethinking Existentialism in Psychotherapy are now available on the project YouTube channel.

There are audio recordings of the talks by Eva Koumpli on psychodrama, Rebecca Pitt on play, and Katherine Morris and Miles Clapham on the lived body, along with a film of the talk by Lennox Thomas on legacies of colonialism.

photo of Lennox Thomas and Hudda Khaireh

Rethinking Existentialism in Psychotherapy: a conference

Rethinking Existentialism in Psychotherapy
Wednesday 13th January 2016
10.00 – 16.30

Montague Room, Senate House
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Each session will include presentations followed by general discussion.

Arrival, with tea and coffee

Legacies of Colonialism
Lennox Thomas, psychotherapist and vice-chair of the Refugee Therapy Centre
Jonathan Webber, philosopher at Cardiff University

participants are to make their own arrangements for lunch

Drama and Play
Eva Koumpli, psychodrama psychotherapist
Rebecca Pitt, researcher at The Open University

Tea and coffee

The Lived Body
Katherine Morris, philosopher at Oxford University
Miles Clapham, consultant psychiatrist and Lecturer at the Philadelphia Association

Just £10 for standard registration, £5 for students/unwaged.
Registration is now open.

The Future of Existentialism: a workshop

The Future of Existentialism
Call For Papers

Submissions are invited for a one-day workshop on existentialism for people considering doing postgraduate research on the theoretical, biographical, or literary works of Beauvoir, Fanon, Sartre or other existentialist thinkers.

Each participant will give a short paper analysing or applying some aspect of existentialism.

Participants should have, or be currently studying towards, a Bachelors or Masters degree in a discipline relevant to their paper. The event will include a session on applying for postgraduate research study in the UK.

Accommodation, meals, and UK travel expenses for all participants will be provided by the workshop, which will be held at Cardiff University. The venue will be fully accessible.

To apply to participate, please send a paper of no more than 3000 words (all inclusive) or a one-page Mumford Method handout (what’s that? – see here). The deadline is strictly 5pm GMT on Friday 4th December 2015.

Papers will be selected by anonymous review. Please ensure that your paper or handout does not include any information that could identify its author. Please give your qualifications in the email itself.

For any enquiries or to apply for a place, please email me.

Simone de Beauvoir workshop: 25 November 2015

Simone de BeauvoirOne-day workshop on the philosophy of
Simone de Beauvoir.

Aberdare Hall, Cardiff University.
9.30 – 6.00.

Update: There are no more places available at this workshop.


Beauvoir’s Methods of Ethics
Rafe McGregor (Leeds)

Metaphysics, Existentialism and Political Categories in The Second Sex
Stella Sandford (Kingston)

Beauvoir and the Ambiguities of Motherhood
Alison Stone (Lancaster)

Beauvoir on Masculinity: Thinking about the First Sex and Beyond
Ursula Tidd (Manchester)

Beauvoir’s Derivation of the Categorical Imperative
Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)


Workshop and conference recordings now on YouTube

Two talks from the Fanon workshop are now available on YouTube –

Fanon at 90 – Lewis Gordon (Connecticut)

Medicine and Colonialism – Azzedine Haddour (UCL)

This workshop followed on from the UK Sartre Society conference on existentialism, race, and gender. All talks from that conference have been posted online by the UK Sartre Society.

All of these are available through the project YouTube channel.

Fanon workshop poster