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What use is Psychology?

20 June 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newcastle upon Tyne
This event is free and open to everyone. No registration is required.
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‘What use is Psychology….?’ a guided discussion on psychology in the community with Alisdair Cameron and Nick Hartley.

Psychology in the pub (PitP) is a space to talk about life from a psychological perspective. It builds on the philosophy of Café Scientifique to take ideas out of universities, laboratories and clinics to make them accessible to people in everyday life. Like Café Scientifique and Café Psychologique there are no lectures or seminars. Instead, ideas are dropped into the group to stimulate thought and discussion.

This is a welcome return of this event to Newcastle and will be the first of (we hope) more to come in the North East. 


The Ware Rooms
17 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Event Location: 

Alisdair Cameron works in mental health and service user involvement, tries to spark things off and to make interesting things take place. He is co-director of ReCoCo, the mental health charity run by people who've experienced distress. 
Nick Hartley is a Clinical Psychologist in Newcastle – he reflects……"I was a brooding lovelorn teenager when I first came across the ideas and thinkers that have laid the bedrock for modern psychology.  Twenty years on, as I think back over what the books, journal papers and supervisors have taught me - I'm trying to piece together how helpful this has all been for me, for the patients I work with, and the communities I'm part of. Or is it the books of Ian Rankin, the lyrics of Neil Hannon and the enthusiastic passion of the youth climate strikers that have had the real impact on me? Can we learn how to live and maybe even change the world by studying psychology as a discipline or should we just curl-up with a box set of Frasier? Let's find out together"

18:30 Doors Open
19:00 Discussion
21:00 Doors Close

Generally the house rules are:

  • This is a collaborative, co-produced community based event and a safe space for people to talk about life in an open, equal (and free) way
  • Everyone can speak and everyone should be mindful of giving others the opportunity to speak
  • All points of view are valid
  • Alcohol (and non-alcoholic) drinks and bar food will be available to purchase.
  • The event is free to attend and open to all – the venue has disability access and facilities.
  • The event will be an informal evening full of ideas, different perspectives, laughs, chats and a few drinks (alcohol and otherwise). With a different subject matter explored each time, the PitP is sure to provoke, inspire and ignite the opinions of all who take part. If you like group discussion and perhaps want to hear different perspectives then this is for you.

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'DCP North East- Psychology in the pub-20 June' at: 

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.        

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