The Freud Museum are llive-streaming a fundraising talk by psychoanalyst Darian Leader, on Saturday 4 July at 3pm:

If psychoanalysis can shed light on some aspects of individual and social responses to the current pandemic, what can it also learn from them?

This talk will explore some of the unconscious processes at play, and suggest problems and questions that psychoanalysis might wish to address here.

Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst working in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK. He is the author of several books including: ‘Why Can’t We Sleep? Understanding Our Sleeping and Sleepless Minds’; Why do women write more letters than they post?; Freud’s Footnotes; Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us From Seeing; Why do people get ill? (with David Corfield) , The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression, What is Madness?, Strictly Bipolar and Hands, and frequently about contemporary art.

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Interpretation of Dreams

Four public seminars on the theme of Dream Interpretation will take place throughout the year. No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions common to diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

‘How Many Dreams, how many Interpretations does it take to wake up?’


Vincent Dachy practises and teaches psychoanalysis in London. He is a member of CFAR, the WAP, and has published a number of articles on psychoanalysis.

Attendance Fee: £15; students £10 (cash or cheque only) staff and students at Bristol University free admittance.

Venue: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11

Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB

Date: Saturday 25 April 2020

Time: 10am – 12 midday

Registration: 9.30am on the day

Please address enquiries to

Elizabeth O’Loughlin at

Jill Brown at

Kurt Lampe at