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Maudsley Debates

Maudsley Debates

The Maudsley Debates take place three times a year at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in Denmark Hill, London. Topics generally focus on issues that have a direct impact on mental health services, service users and mental health professionals.

These interactive, popular and exciting debates attract well known speakers and are attended by service users, carers, professionals, journalists and members of the public.

The debates are free but booking is essential.

The 51st Maudsley Debate, Monday 10th November 2014

Refreshments 5.30pm, Debate 6pm, Reception 7.30pm

Whatever happened to the stiff upper lip?

This house believes that emotional restraint is a healthy response to adversity

Chair: Professor Sir Simon Wessely

For: To be confirmed

Against: To be confirmed


The debate will take place in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre. When the lecture theatre becomes full, the Robin Murray A and B rooms will be used where attendees will be able to watch the debate live on screen.

This is a free, ticketed event. Places are limited and booking is essential.

Showing your ticket is required for entry - from a print out or on your mobile phone.

It is not possible to reserve seats and seats are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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