Other Events


31 July 2013, 6 - 8pm

held: a symposium on restraint and strong clothing

Accompanying the exhibition in the MRC SGDP Centre at the Maudsley Hospital, this 'Damaging the Body' symposium will offer a variety of perspectives on restraint in mental healthcare, past and present. We invite clinicians, historians, artists and service users to debate the topic of what exactly is restraint, and how (and if) we can ever draw a line between care, cure and control. Audience discussion will be welcomed following several short presentations.

Participants include:

  • Chair: Niall Boyce (Senior Editor at the Lancet)
  • Speaker: Jane Fradgley (artist and fashion designer)
  • Speaker: Laura Allison (Psychotherapist and historian, researching rapid tranquilisation)
  • Speaker: Sarah Chaney (Historian specialising in late nineteenth-century asylum psychiatry)

Doors will open at 5pm, with a reception and chance to view the exhibition.

The symposium will begin at 6pm sharp, ending by 8pm.

Location: MRC SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, 16 De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AF (within the Maudsley Hospital complex).

Nearest station: Denmark Hill

St Bartholomew's Hospital Pathology Museum

Tattoos: The New Memento Mori?

Wednesday 17 October, 6.30pm

An exploration of the psychology and significance of tattooing in contemporary art and art history, with Gemma Angel and Sandra Ann Vita Minchin.


Banner Images: Wellcome Library, London except far right: Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum
Banner Design: Sharon Lockwood

Damaging the Body Film Launch

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'Extraordinary Eaters' Film Launch

Professor Lisa Downing : Cultural Narratives of Erotic Asphyxiation 

Thursday 6th December 2012, 6.30 - 8:30pm,St Bartholomew's Pathology Museum

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The event will take place at St Bartholomew's Hospital, Pathology Museum and Gallery, 3rd Floor, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE

Nearest tube: St Paul's 

Doors open at 6pm, when there will be a chance to view the exhibits in the museum. The event will run from 6.30 - 8.30pm

Refreshments provided; Admission free.