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18:45 - 21:00 28 January 2014

The Examined Life with Stephen Grosz and Claudia Hammond


Room 4 | The Anna Freud Centre (link Map)
12 Maresfield Gardens | London | NW3 5SU | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £25.00 (Includes refreshments)
Ticketing: Ticketed

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Stephen Grosz, Psychoanalyst, UCL, Stephen was born in Indiana and educated at Berkeley and Oxford. For the past twenty-five years he has worked as a psychoanalyst. He teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and in the Psychoanalytic Unit at UCL. His stories have appeared in the Financial Times Weekend Magazine and Granta. He lives in London.
Claudia Hammond, Journalist, Claudia is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and psychology lecturer. She is the presenter of All in the Mind & Mind Changers on BBC Radio 4 and Health Check on BBC World Service Radio every week and BBC World News TV every month. She is a columnist for BBC.com and often appears on Impact on BBC World News to discuss research in psychology. Claudia is on the part-time faculty at Boston University’s London base where she lectures in health and social psychology.

“We are all storytellers – we make stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen.”

Join award-winning BBC journalist Claudia Hammond in conversation with psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz about his best-selling book ‘The Examined Life’. In his work as a practising psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. ‘The Examined Life’ distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies that we tell; the changes we bear, and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but how we might find ourselves too.

The event is being organised by the Anna Freud Centre and UCL. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Anna Freud Centre, a children's mental health charity.


Rose Palmer
+44 (0)20 7679 8281 | rose.palmer@ucl.ac.uk


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