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January 14 2014: Helpless Compassion’: From Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ to the Francis Report
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Sam Beckett

Beckett participatory workshop – ‘Helpless Compassion’: From Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ to the Francis Report

Seminar Room 1 Institute of Psychiatry Tuesday 14 January 2014 start 6pm (end approx 7.30pm)

**Please note that we can only accommodate a maximum of 25 participants at this workshop.  Please sign up by emailing***

Workshop facilitator: Jonathan Heron (IATL Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick / Artistic Director, Fail Better Productions.)
Discussion chair: Dr Elizabeth Barry (Associate Professor in English University of Warwick)

Please join us to participate in a workshop on Samuel Beckett’s Not I (1973) which will explore Beckett’s play in performance and reflect on the insights it provides into concepts of mental disorder, and doctor-patient interactions.

This workshop evolved from collaboration between scholars and clinicians during the Beckett and Brain Science project (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2012).  It demonstrates activities adapted from the performing arts and has been used in medical education for consultant psychiatrists and multi-professional teams (Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 2013).

Following the workshop, Jonathan Heron will be interviewed by the AHRC Project Investigator, Dr Elizabeth Barry about their collaborative work in the Medical Humanities.

More information about previous workshops and the Beckett and Brain science project can be found at:

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