House of Lords Seminar: Update

Seminar 2 – June

Wednesday 14 June – Cttee Rm 1 House of Lords, 5.30pm for 6pm-8pm

‘A Mystery, A Mindshift, A Reckoning – Women Overcoming the Odds’


Women are skilled at making and uncovering mysteries. As Freud said, ‘What do women want?’ Albeit famed as a leading psychiatrist indeed ‘the’ leading psychiatrist of his day and his profession – one he almost invented himself – Freud was nonplussed by and about women. Seriously misinterpreting and dangerously misrepresenting, his view fits with a world at war with itself, a world where nothing is stable, nothing apparently real. In this world of false news, where do women stand? How many mysteries have women uncovered – discovering women hidden from history, or uncovering strengths of which we were unaware until we had to call upon them to live, and live well? How have women addressed these discoveries whether of other women, or in ourselves? This seminar series explores such questions through words and vision of women of backgrounds diverse and distinct, yet with the commonality women living in the world – a world of enormous changes.


Terri Dry – Teacher and scholar from Melbourne, Australia

Judy Forshaw – Teacher in film and writing, Anglia Ruskin University

Zareen Taj – Trained Radiologist, Parent Governor of Mayfield School and anti-racist activist

Lucky Giirre – SOAS PhD Student, Barrister & Solicitor

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