Free webinar celebrating our history

The latest in our series of free webinars marking our 180-year history is a webinar focusing on the UK’s Jewish community, and their involvement in psychiatry.

Taking place this afternoon (Thursday 14 October) it will cover the major immigration of the Jewish community to the UK during the decades preceding the First World War, and the Jewish refugees who came here to escape the Nazis and influenced psychiatric thinking.

The speakers and talks are as follows:

  • Claire Hilton (Historian in residence, RCPsych) – Jewish identity and Prescot St E1 – From the 1911 Census to the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • David Luck (Archivist, Bethlem Museum of the Mind) – Three Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe: their identities and their contributions at the Maudsley Hospital and to UK psychiatry
  • Igor Zinkov (Rabbi, Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London) – Jewish identities in the UK today

Catch up with previous 180th anniversary celebrations webinars and blogs

Our ‘Petition and plotting – the early days of the College’ webinar in January kicked off a programme of webinars and blogs focusing on a wide range of fascinating topics including huge changes in the rights of mental health patients, the rise of women in psychiatry, and how what constitutes mental illness has changed during 180 years.

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