Thinking on the Border: Memory and the Trauma in Society


March 3, 2018 @ 10:15 am – 12:45 pm
£50.00 for WMIP members and £60.00 for non-WMIP members.   Tickets
Quaker Meeting House
40 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF

How does an individual human being return from the far reaches of certain terrible experiences?

  • From being in the trenches of the Somme?
  • From crawling through the sewers of the Warsaw Ghetto?
  • From Atomic destruction?
  • From today’s random bombings

to the fragile meaning of life as a mass movement of people flees to Europe. And these modern matters are contributing to a severe rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric and prejudice towards other human beings.

Walter Benjamin described how, prior to the First World War, experience was passed down through the generations in the form of folklore and fairy tales (Xi The Storyteller). Have such descriptive threads become broken in our modern times?

Jonathan Sklar FRCPsych, is a training and supervising psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society, an Hon Member of the Psychoanalytic Society of Serbia and the South African Psychoanalytic Association. He was Vice President of the European Psychoanalytic Federation from 2007 until 2011, a PIEE Teacher at the Summer School 2010-14 and a European IPA Board member from 2015 to 2017. Jonathan lectures and supervises widely – in Chicago, East Europe and South Africa.

Time and Place

This event will be held between 10:15-12:45 at The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF


The cost for each lecture is £50.00 for WMIP members and £60.00 for non-WMIP members.

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