The Psychosocial Imagination

I really wish I could go to this but unfortunately it clashes with something I can’t get out of. I’ve wanted to engage more seriously with psychosocial studies for ages:


A symposium to celebrate the launch of

The Association for Psychosocial Studies

Friday 13 June 2014

10.30am – 6.30pm

at The British Library Conference Centre

St Pancras, London

with talks, responses and contributions from a wide range of psychosocial thinkers, practitioners and researchers including:

John Adlam (NHS), Caroline Bainbridge (Roehampton), Karl Figlio (Essex), Stephen Frosh (Birkbeck), Paul Hoggett (UWE), Wendy Hollway (OU), Gail Lewis (Birkbeck), Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck), Mike Rustin (UEL), Paul Stenner (OU), Valerie Walkerdine (Cardiff)

Chaired by:

Lynn Froggett (UCLAN), Liz Frost (UWE) & Tom Wengraf

Organised in collaboration with the Social Sciences Department of the British Library


The Association for Psychosocial Studies is a Learned Society member of the Academy of the Social Sciences and a UK Charitable Trust



10.00             Registration & Tea/ Coffee


10.30             Welcome & Introduction to the Symposium

Lynn Froggett, APS & Polly Russell, Social Sciences Department, British Library


11.00             The Psychosocial Challenges of Building Psychosocial Studies

Sasha Roseneil, with response by Wendy Hollway

Chair: Lynn Froggett


12.00             Felix Guattari and the Psychosocial Imagination          

Valerie Walkerdine, with response by Gail Lewis


1.00              Lunch


2.00              The Nature of the Psychosocial: Debates from “Studies in the Psychosocial”

Stephen Frosh, with response by Karl Figlio

Chair: Liz Frost


3.00              Learning from Three Practices: Political, Clinical and Research

Paul Hoggett, with response by Mike Rustin


4.00              Tea break


4.15              Reflections and prospections    

John Adlam, Caroline Bainbridge, Paul Stenner & audience discussion

Chair: Tom Wengraf


5.30              Reception with wine and canapés to celebrate the launch of the APS


Limited places – registration essential

Cost, including morning and afternoon tea & coffee, lunch, & wine reception with canapés:

Members: £40

Unwaged members: £25

Non-members: £70

Unwaged non-members: £35


To join the Association for Psychosocial Studies, please visit our website: To register for the Symposium, please visit:

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