Final Festival Picks

Final Festival Picks

With just a few days to the opening of Reimagining Human Relations in our Time...


9 October 2017

With a week to go to the opening day of Reimagining Human Relations in our Time, there is still time to curate your own festival programme and below we offer final highlights from across the different venues.

Don’t forget ‘In the Shadows and Light of the Archive’ our symposium centrepiece of the festival on Thursday 19th October in Conway Hall.

Impact of Tavistock group relations and individual consultation on my work as a leader, practitioner and thinker

Join a panel discussion convened by TIHR’s Camilla Child. Ralph Woolf, Olya Khaleelee and Gilles Amado – talking about the impact of Tavistock thought, group relations, systems psychodynamics and individual consultation on their work. They will share recollections of their working relationships with the early and later Tavistock pioneers from the late 1960s through to the 2000s.

When: Tues 17th October, 2.30 – 4.00pm
Where: Wedlake Bell
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From ‘Authority & Leadership’ to Identities & Cultures in Violent Conflict

“The unquestionable and undeniable importance of each group doing its work in the presence of the relevant other.” Israeli psychoanalysts Mira Erlich-Ginor and Shmuel Erlich present a narrative of the insights learned in developing a Group Relations model to work on German-Israeli relatedness, its different evolutions and potential to influence practice.

When: Weds 18th October, 9.30am – 11.00 am
Where: Swiss Church
Book directly here

Enjoy events aimed at animating the archive at the Wellcome Library, Euston Square

Festival Social Dreaming

Social Dreaming take place daily in the Reading Room, an opportunity to link private dreams to the archive, festival and current world events and bring thoughts and reflections from these sessions to the rest of the festival.

When: Tues 17th – Fri 20th October, 10.30 to 11.45pm
Reading Room: no booking required.
For more info click here

Time Travelling Through the Tavistock Archives

Alice White will retrace the steps of her PhD research on Second World War officer selection and look forward to future research by bringing attention to new and unresearched material as the potential tip of the archival iceberg.

When: Thurs 19th October, 5.30 – 6.30pm
Library Viewing Room: no booking required.
For more info click here

Testing Times: What Did it Take to be a War Officer in WWII?

Put on your moustache and get put through your paces as War Officers were in the 1940s by Tavistock social scientists. We reflect on questions of the influence of applied psychology in the modern era, the politics of such tests now and then, but most of all we see whether you have what it takes to make officer!

When: Fri 20th October 2- 4pm
Reading Room: no booking required.
For more info click here

Back at the Swiss Church in Covent Garden, you will find:

Remembering Brendan Duddy: The Secret Peacemaker

A dialogue among Brendan’s family and acclaimed Northern Irish filmmaker Maeve Murphy. This will be an intimate and personal conversation with Brendan’s family, both witnesses to and participants in his back stage peace making work in Northern Ireland.

When: Fri 20th October 9.00 am – 10.30am
Where: Swiss Church
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The Earth Body We Live in and its Energetic Resources

Join Franca Fubini and Luca Mignarelli in a workshop thinking and exploring around the expansion of Group Relations work to the wider social ecology and what it can bring to the issue of sustainability and climate change.

When: Tues 17th October, 2pm – 3.30pm
Where: Swiss Church
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Living on a Prayer: Worship Posture as a Model for Societal Cohesion

Rabbi Naftali Brawer brings a multi-disciplinary presentation drawing on sociology, philosophy and mysticism to his presentation which draws on the various postures of Jewish prayer as conceptual models and introducing a third way that recognises the uniqueness of the individual while harnessing this to a shared sense of purpose with others.

When: Weds 18th October, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Swiss Church
Book Directly here

Among those at the Tavistock Institute and our partners, excitement is now growing to celebrate with you on these four days in October. We are really looking forward to seeing you there!

Juliet Scott, Festival Director

Want to know more about the archive?
The catalogue is available for research at Wellcome Library.

The festival will take place from Tuesday 17th October to Friday 20th October 2017.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our partners in this work: Canterbury Christ Church University Business School and Wellcome Library. We are also grateful for the generous sponsorship of SAGE and Wedlake Bell, and a contribution to the festival from the legacy of Group Relations in the Netherlands.

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