Monday 26 November 2018, 12.00 – 1.30 p.m.
Venue: Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park, N8 9PX
Margot Waddell : Inside Lives
George Eliot wrote: it is never too late to become the person you might have been
Margot Waddell writes: Development, at whatever age, is founded in the capacity to go on engaging with the meaning of experience with imagination, courage and integrity
Last month Marianna Fotaki led is to this very same insight: our humanity relies on ourcapacity to remain curious and open, to be able to retain a negative capability to stay with the questions, and the pain, of some of our present troubling challenging and anxiety provoking world issues. This talk and discussion, the last of the year, will focus on our inner realities and how they relate to resilience and the capacity to stay engaged with our world in a hospitable way.
Margot Waddell is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis where she is currently the Chair of Publications. She brings a wealth of theoretical knowledge and clinical practice to her understanding of the journeying of the personality through life’s stages. The later and last years of life are particularly close to her heart.
She has a background in Classics and literature and took a PhD at Cambridge on George Eliot’s novels. As a child analyst she worked for many years as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic. Amongst her publications is Inside Lives (2002), and On Adolescence: Inside Stories (2018). She works now in private practice.
Refreshments are not provided at the Science of Health meetings. Members are invited to bring their lunch if they so wish to ‘munch and listen’.