I can’t go but there’s an interesting event coming up which readers of this blog may be interested in attending.
‘Exchanges at the Frontier’ returns to Wellcome Collection this autumn with a second series in partnership with the BBC World Service, hosting some of the biggest names in world science. Join A C Grayling, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, to test them on the social impact of their discoveries and explore the frontiers of scientific knowledge.
Gwen Adshead is a consultant forensic psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital, a high-security psychiatric hospital in Berkshire. Here she oversees some of society’s most problematic personalities, attempting to understand psychotic behaviour and find ways of treating it. She also has a degree in ethics and an interest in the relationship between doctors and their patients. Join her in conversation with A C Grayling to explore what medicine can do for people with personality disorders, and whether hospital is the right place to hold them.
There’s also a tour of Broadmoor Hospital. Link for details
Gwen Adshead was on Desert Island Discs recently - well worth a listen
If you go please leave a comment to let me know what I missed.
Update 25 November 2010
Here’s the programme