APS Launch Symposium


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

Limited places – registration essential.

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

Members: £40

Unwaged members: £25

Non-members: £70

Unwaged non-members: £35

To register, click here


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

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

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

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