Find out more about the EPSIG's events, read minutes from our meetings, and find out how to enter our annual essay competition. 

Future events

  • Friday 22 November 2024 – 6th International EPSIG Symposium. More details to be announced soon. The event information and booking link will be listed on the College's events page, here.

Joint event with the Philosophy SIG: an afternoon with Dr Iain McGilchrist 

Friday 5 April 2024 

EPSIG Trainee Workshop

Friday 1 March 2024 – Trainee Workshop. 

EPSIG AGM and Webinar Lecture by Derek Tracy

The AGM was followed by a webinar lecture by Derek Tracy titled ‘Human Origins’. This was held online on Friday 8 September 2023. 

EPSIG International Symposium

The Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group 5th International Symposium was held at Prescot Street on Friday 10 March 2023. 

Evolutionary Psychiatry (EP) Workshop

27 January 2023 – 10am-5pm

RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London

We held a one-day face-to-face workshop on Evolutionary Psychiatry (EP) at the College in London on 27 January 2023 aimed at interested trainees within the UK as part of the EPSIG trainee engagement programme.

Evolutionary Psychiatry SIG Annual Conference

29 October 2021 – 9am-5pm

Online via Zoom

The Executive Committee of the Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group are delighted to announce that the 4th International Evolutionary Psychiatry Symposium due to take place on 29 October 2021 via Zoom is now open for registration. The symposium features a line-up 6 keynote speakers who are leading evolutionary thinkers and authors representing a wide diversity of disciplines and backgrounds. We hope that you will join us for this landmark evolutionary psychiatry event.

The Darwinian Roots of Attachment Theory – Half day webinar

19 March 2021 – 1.30-4.30pm

Please see programme from the day and you can view a recording of the event in your own time. Presentations are below:

Presentations from EPSIG AGM and Evolutionary Perspectives on Suicide Workshop, London

31 May 2019

Please see the programme for the day.

Presentations from the Third EPSIG Symposium, London

22 March 2019

Recordings of these lectures can be viewed on our YouTube channel

Presentations from the 2nd EPSIG Symposium

12 January 2018

Live recordings from the symposium are now available on our YouTube channel or through the links below.

Presentations from the 2nd EPSIG Half-day Scientific Meeting

18 May 2018

Download the full programme.

Presentations from the EPSIG Half-day Scientific Meeting

19 May 2017

Presentations from EPSIG AGM

January 2017

Presentations from the first EPSIG Symposium

Charles Darwin RCPsych Evolutionary Psychiatry SIG prize

Details of the annual essay prize will be posted on this page when the competition re-opens in the autumn. 


Dr Derek Tracy and Dr Riadh Abed – Mental health from an evolutionary perspective (21 May 2020)

Dr Derek Tracy and Dr Riadh Abed hosted a special event for RCPsych staff on Thursday 21 May to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry