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Madness: Ideas about insanity

November 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

FREE but booking with eventbrite is required

insanity - peter morrall

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 7.00pm

Speaker: Dr Peter Morrall, Centre for Lifelong Learning

Throughout history and across cultures the ‘mad’ have been separated from the ‘normal’, and today there is a huge rise in the diagnosis of mental illness/disorder globally.  But, there have been and are many different ideas about madness.  To examine the question ‘what is madness?’ ideas from psychiatry and the social sciences will be applied to the autobiographical stories of those considered mad in the past and in the present. These include a 19th century French mass-murderer, and Stephen Fry.

Location: Room AEW/003, Alcuin East Wing, Alcuin College

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

If you have an accessibility need, please contact us at open-lectures@york.ac.uk or 01904 324466, and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

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November 21, 2017
7:00 pm
FREE but booking with eventbrite is required
Event Category:


Centre for Lifelong Learning Open Lectures, University of York


Room AEW/003, Alcuin East Wing, Alcuin College, University of York
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