Stories from the Archives: Radicals, Activists and Anti-Psychiatrists!

Back by popular demand! This session will bring to life the stories of Sylvia Pankhurst, Dr Martin Luther King, Dr Joseph Berke among others who campaigned for change. Using original archival material from the PET Archives and Special Collections to inform the session, we will explore the issues of diversity and inclusion that these campaigners fought for and reflect on how we can continue to learn from them.

Afterwards there will be a chance to reflect on the material in a reflective space facilitated by Marya Hemmings.

Learning objectives:

The chance to reflect on your personal connection to the development and history of therapeutic communities

To increase our understanding of how archival material can inform current therapeutic community theory and practice


13:00 Welcome and introductions

13.05 A talk by Debra Doggett, Senior Archivist

13:30 Reflective space – Marya Hemmings – a chance to reflect on the talk and share our thoughts and experiences of this collection and / or work.

14:00 End



1:00 pm

Online via Zoom

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