Longer at Latitude

The Psychologist returns to the festival.

The Psychologist will be returning to Latitude Festival for the third year running this July, with an expanded programme.

After hugely successful appearances in 2015 and 2016 with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Professor Elizabeth Stokoe, we have organised two spots at the weekend of music and the arts, which takes place in Suffolk from 13 to 16 July.

Both sessions are scheduled to take place in the Wellcome Trust Arena. First, Professor Steve Reicher (University of St Andrews) will be in discussion with our editor Dr Jon Sutton on the festival theme of ‘revolution’, and specifically crowd action for social change. Later, Society Vice President Professor Peter Kinderman (University of Liverpool), Dr Victoria Tischler (University of Nottingham) and consultant psychiatrist Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones will be in conversation around ‘a manifesto for psychological health and wellbeing’.

Dr Sutton said: ‘We are delighted to be back at Latitude. It’s a fantastic, family-friendly festival which attracts up to 40,000 people for the three days. I think our content has been really top class, and it’s been very successful on social media and in podcast form. So it’s wonderful to have even more of a presence, and as ever the organisers, Festival Republic, have been a pleasure to work with. There’s plenty of other psychological content across the programme too, in addition to so much music, comedy, theatre and more.’

That additional psychological content includes Professor Simon Baron-Cohen on autism; Dr Kimberley Wade and John Higgs on false memories; and a session on mindfulness with Dr Willem Kuyken

For more information, see www.latitudefestival.com 

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