“No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.”
― Haruki Murakami, ‘Kafka on the Shore’
The creation of our annual report is a way of capturing “memories” or moments across the year. Each year has its own triumphs and challenges; however, October 2017 to September 2018 had a particular significance for the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations as we celebrated 70 years of working towards an improved society. It was a year of big changes; a year of firsts; a year of reflection.
In this year’s annual report, we highlight key developments towards the delivery of the Festival; Reimaging Human Relations in our time and demonstrates the steps we have taken towards our vision for the next decade.
There were many key moments for us during 2017-18; in the Annual Report you can read about some of these, such as:
Learn more about the Women and Girls Initiative (WGI); a project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, which is delivering a programme to help WGI grant holders to better record and share their learning, and through this create a stronger community of services that has greater influence on decision making structures across the country.
Find out more about our Digital Strategy; we had 95,000 visitors to the website, who actively engaged with content 128,000 times, see page 13.
Our work with the Group Relations methodology had a change of leadership and to mark this transition between directors we held the MiniFest. This was a one-day event entitled: Learning for Leadership: Where to now? Find out more on page 17.
Alongside all the other essential information, we offer you some festival memories which can be found on pages 20-29.
We hope you find this annual report both thought-provoking and inspiring and that the ideas offered will not be “assign[ed] to oblivion”.
You can read our annual report by clicking the arrow below.
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*The title ‘With memory and desire’ is inspired by Wilfred Bion: ‘Notes on memory and desire’, first published in 1967 in The Psychoanalytic Forum, Vol. 2, No. 3