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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

President's Lectures

On this page you can find out about College President Wendy Burn's upcoming lectures, including dates, times and speaker information.

 

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

Speaker: Dr Joanna Cannon

Date: 6 September 2017

Starts: 6:00pm

Ends: 8:00pm

Venue: 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB

Audience: College Members, Specialist Associates, Affiliates, Fellows, Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainees, Trainees, Student Associates, Foundation Doctor Associates, and their guests.

 

Joanna Cannon is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling debut novel The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, which has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK alone and is currently published in fifteen countries.

In this lecture, Joanna will explain how a love of narrative encouraged her to return to education in her thirties, her unusual route to becoming a doctor, and how she used creative writing as an antidote to life, once she arrived on the wards. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep was inspired by the time she spent working in psychiatry, and was written just for fun, mainly during her lunch breaks. Joanna will discuss the motivation behind the story, why she felt it needed to be written, and the journey of a book written in an NHS car park, which went on to become a Sunday Times bestseller.


Speaker: Professor Louis Appleby

Date: 6 December 2017

Starts: 6:00pm

Ends: 8:00pm

Venue: 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB

Audience: College Members, Specialist Associates, Affiliates, Fellows, Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainees, Trainees, Student Associates, Foundation Doctor Associates, and their guests.

 

More information on this lecture coming soon.

 

All lectures are £5 (to be paid on entry). To reserve your place for any of the President's Lectures, please email Thomas Kennedy at Thomas.Kennedy@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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