Food for Thought — Lunchtime Talks
A space for debate and reflection, we invite you to explore our ‘Food for Thought’ lunchtime talks both past and present.
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— a mashup of indices and qualitative analysis of reports. A talk by Professor Steven H. Cady.
What do meetings tell us about group dynamics and workplace culture?
Karen Izod and Siobhain Smiton talk about leading and participating in a systems-psychodynamically oriented doctoral programme.
How can the Theory of Change framework be effectively employed in a wide range of social interventions?
Developing a social practice as an artist. A talk that took place within the first exhibition of artworks in our offices.
This talk explores the ways in which Harold Bridger shaped the history, memory, and identity of the Tavistock Institute between the years 1947 and c.1990
The Tavistock Institute team reflect on what learning about resilience is emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.
David Lawlor and Mannie Sher speak on systems psychodynamics theory and its application to organisational consultancy
The Tavistock Institute team talk about a project designed to help low-skilled jobseekers train for future employment.
How we can introduce useful novelty into our thinking about management consulting?
Allison Metz joined us recently to speak about the role of trust and psychological safety in the use of evidence.
Being a consultant means helping the client. How open are we to when we are not?
Simone Kennedy was the Institute’s first Visiting Artist-in-Residence. In this recording, we hear how Simone re-imagines a symbolic mother shaped from experience.
Special session: towards a common impact evaluation methodology
Why is anthropology important when understanding organisations?
The development of compassionate work and organisation design
Join the Deepening Creative Practice community in a collective space to play, explore and experiment.
In this talk, Marian Timmermans combines models from Tavistock and Transactional Analysis in dealing with the unknown when working with groups.
A talk by our staff exploring how we apply Tavistock social science to our environmental work.
Professor Dame Clare Gerada explores the reasons why doctors find it so hard to seek help when needed.
Jean Neumann and Antonio Sama trace A.K. Rice’s legacy embedded and captured in articles, books and other source documents.
Anna Sophie Hahne, Georgie Parry-Crooke and Thomas Spielhofer presented findings from the TIHR Covid-19 research study.
Me and Work: experiences of consulting to organisations, sharing feelings, emotions, failures and learning from them.
Lucian J. Hudson explores what it means to touch during a time of social distancing.
Reflections on living in the time of Coronavirus.
Dr Philip Corran explores the challenges of balancing everyday life and policy when it comes to ageing, disability and social exclusion.
Dr Dione Hills asks — how can a better understanding of complexity have an impact on the way we think?
David Strudley CBE FRSA makes the case for a major expansion of children’s hospice services.
Giorgia Iacopini explores what drives policy-making, taking us beyond the assumptions of policy work that still inform the evidence-based policy movement.
In this talk, Professor Georgie Parry-Crooke explores what the right hat or hats might be for collaborative evaluation roles.
What happens in the areas in which organisational structure and spiritual experience intersect or are in tension with one another?
A talk presented by Agnès Berthoz, Laure Fraval, Kalina Stamenova and Eva Worm
Dr Rachel Gibbons facilitates a conversation to think about what is wrong with the NHS.
Dr Yossi Triest talks about bridging the gap between the ‘unconscious of the individual’ and the ‘unconscious of the group.’
Joe Cullen selects poems from his own work as the Bard of Dalston that ask questions of the here and now.
Reflections from TIHR researchers on evaluating the Adoption Support Fund 2015-2017.
From coal mines to WeWork: learning from the Tavistock Tradition, researching the contemporary workplace — a lunchtime talk by Jack Marmorstein.
This talk looked at issues of negotiating independence and the politics of knowledge production in the case of Female Genital Cutting.
In this talk, Rachel Kelly traced the history of the chair through human evolution, the significance and symbolism of the chair, the chair as ‘object of desire’ and what makes a comfortable chair.
Jane Roberts, author of the book Losing Political Office, brought insights from her new book as possible food for those working, consulting to governance and political systems.
Jessica Burlingame continues an inquiry begun during her workshop at the Tavistock Institute’s 70th anniversary Festival
Michael Puett’s lunchtime talk offered an exploration of theories of human psychology and group dynamics as they arose in early China and agues that these theoretical understandings have much to offer contemporary practice.
Richard Allen, Principal Researcher and Consultant at the Tavistock Institute, presents research into the ‘five facets of Theory of Change’.
The evolution of Eric Miller’s methodology
Dr Mannie Sher kicked off our 2018 lunchtime talk series with his talk ‘Experience of Being 70 and over — an overview of the group relations conference’.
Alice White’s lunchtime talk provides insight into the people, processes, challenges and opportunities behind the Civil Resettlement Units of the 1940s.