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Jun 12, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
With Ronald Britton
Breathe - Talks Series: On Loss and Creativity
This is the second in the series of talks 'On Loss and Creativity', which coincide with the exhibition Breathe by artists Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill.
Ronald Britton's work is characterised by his preoccupation with truth; with what is real, and how we know this. His answer follows Keats, ‘nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced’ and his contributions follow from this. In his book ‘Belief and Imagination’ he examines the relationship between psychic reality and fictional writing, and the ways in which belief, imagination and reality are explored in the works of Wordsworth, Rilke, Milton and Blake. He explores questions such as the status of phantasies in an individual’s mind - are they facts or possibilities? How the notions of objectivity and subjectivity are interrelated and have their origins in the Oedipal triangle. How phantasies which are held to be products of the imagination, can be accounted for in psychoanalytic terms.
Ronald Britton is a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. He first trained as a doctor, and as a child psychiatrist was Chair of the Department of Children and Parents at the Tavistock Clinic, where he was involved in treatment of deprived children and their parents. This experience was influential to his psychoanalytic thinking where he maintains the importance of ‘childhood’ as a formative experience. His theoretical background is that of Freud, Klein and post-Kleinians. Additionally, he brings his own wide interests, including philosophy, theology, science, and particularly, his passion for poetry, which he uses as a basis for psychological understanding. Arguably, it is from the last that his most original contribution was inspired, namely his psychoanalytic understanding of the source of inspiration: the imagination.
The series will be chaired by Jon Stokes, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Senior Fellow Oxford University; former Chair, Adult Department Tavistock Clinic.
Full price: 10
Friends of the Museum: 7
Students/Concessions: 7
Advance booking highly recommended

Jul 18 - 23, 2018 to 12:00am talk/event
18 July, 12:00 pm - 23 July, 5:00 pm
"A Mile in My Shoes" invites visitors to go on a physical and empathetic journey by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally – while listening to their story.
The Empathy Museum’s most recent version of "A Mile in My Shoes", brings together a collection of new audio stories shared by refugees and migrants who have made London their home. Come and experience a rich diversity of voices, from a Nigerian barber who arrived 8 years ago, to a Jamaican war veteran and calypso star who came to London in 1933. All the stories have been expertly recorded and produced by a professional audio producer
Come and walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally – while listening to their story.
Part of an exciting series of events which coincide with "Leaving Today: the Freuds in Exile 1938", on display from 18 July – 30 September 2018.
Free with Museum admission ticket - no need to book

Jul 18 - Sep 30, 2018
On Saturday 4 June 1938, Sigmund Freud, his wife, Martha, and their daughter Anna left Vienna forever. On the same day, Freud sent a note to his friend, the writer, Arnold Zweig. In it he wrote, briefly, “Leaving today for 39 Elsworthy Road, London NW3 …”.
Freud’s note was simple, but behind it lay a complex and dangerous series of events and an urgent need to escape. Hitler’s annexation of Austria to Germany on 13 March had placed Austrian Jews in immediate danger. Within days, Freud’s apartment and publishing house had been raided. A week later, Anna was arrested and questioned by the Gestapo.
Now, after weeks of uncertainty, Freud, Martha and Anna boarded a train to take them across Europe to Paris, and from there to London and a new life. Other family members had escaped just weeks earlier, but many friends and relatives remained behind to uncertain fates.


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