2nd July 2016, LONDON, Bion’s Legacy: Twenty-First Century Transformations


Bion’s Legacy: Twenty-First Century Transformations

A conference to celebrate the publication of the Complete Works

Saturday 2nd July 2016, University College London

The UCL Psychoanalysis Unit is delighted to present the provisional programme for the Bion’s Legacy: Twenty-First Century Transformationsconference which will be held at UCL’s main campus, on Saturday 2nd July 2016. The extraordinary and challenging writings of W. R. Bion creatively transformed the field of psychoanalysis. Even today their impact is being assimilated and digested, a process which will be greatly facilitated by the publication of his complete works. This conference celebrates the publication of Chris Mawson’s monumental sixteen-volume edition of Bion’s Complete Works, which will smooth the path for future readers to produce their own transformations.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Ron Britton (British Psychoanalytical Society)

‘Bion: Models of Psychoanalytic Theory and of Psychoanalytic Practice’

David Tuckett (British Psychoanalytical Society, University College London, UK)

‘Transformation, Transference and Narrative Conviction’

Rudi Vermote (Belgian Society of Psychoanalysis)

‘More than three decades later: How Bion’s thoughts were further developed and where are we now’

Irma Brenman Pick (British Psychoanalytical Society)

‘Containment; Working through in the Countertransference Revisited’

Chris Mawson (British Psychoanalytical Society)

in conversation with Peter Fonagy (Anna Freud Centre, University College London, UK)

‘The Experience of Editing Bion’s Complete Works’

Please find attached the conference flyer and programme for your convenience.

For further information, and to register to attend the conference, please visit the conference website at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychoanalysis/01_psychoanalysis_events/Bion_Legacy_Conference

For any additional enquiries, please contact events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk