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May 2016 -“Undoing the moment”, Inaugural Lecture by Professor Gill McGauley 

At St George’s, Professor McGauley was Head of The Centre for Clinical Education, home to St George’s University, London’s Medicine (MBBS) programme and Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies. She was a Professor of Forensic Psychotherapy and Medical Education.


27th January 2014 – The Madness of Medea: Meike Ziervogel and Lisa Dwan, and chaired by Estela Welldon

Are women who kill their children monsters? Actress Lisa Dwan has performed, to wide critical acclaim, French author Veronique Olmi’s play ‘Beside the Sea’, about a woman who kills her two children. Meike Ziervogel in her novel ‘Magda’ enters the head of the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbel’s wife, who killed her six children.

Please note that Lisa Dwan’s introductory reading has been cut from the podcast.

Joining Lisa and Meike will be Dr Amber Jacobs. Dr Jacobs lectures in the department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis and the Law of the Mother (Columbia University Press 2008) and has published other articles in the field of feminist theory, myth, psychoanalysis and visual culture.

The talk will be chaired by Dr Estela Welldon.

In association with Peirene Press. Part of a season of performances, talks, films and events accompanying the ‘Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors’ exhibition 10 October 2013 – 2 February 2014.




14th November 2011 – Playing with dynamite: A personal approach to forensic psychotherapy A talk by Estela Welldon.

Estela Welldon discusses her personal understanding of perversions, violence and criminality based on her many years experience at the Portman Clinic and her latest bookPlaying with Dynamite.