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King's Lectures 2018: a Theme in Three Acts

The King's Lectures 2018 were hosted by Professor Anthony David and featured three different sessions that explored topics related to psychiatry, science, and society.

Anthony David is the former Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, NIHR Senior Investigator and Vice Dean Academic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s, currently Professor of Mental Health Director & Sackler Chair, UCL Institute of Mental Health.

Professor David qualified in medicine at Glasgow University and worked as a registrar in Neurology before taking up psychiatry training at the Maudsley Hospital in 1984. He has been a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS since 1990. His research contributions span from schizophrenia to hysteria. He has published over 550 scientific papers and co-edited 13 books. Professor David is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Psychiatrists.

The transcript for the lectures (PDF, 3.61 MB) is available to download.

Lecture I: the Strange Case of Dr Sacks

Lecture II: Knowing Me, Knowing You - Insight in Psychiatry and Medicine

Lecture III: Fighting Stigma in Mental Health... and Losing