John Bowlby in Public and in Private

  • Seminar
Photographic portrait of Dr Robbie Duschinsky in the archive stores at Wellcome Collection, with archive material.
Dr Robbie Duschinsky with the psychiatrist John Bowlby’s archive, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

Join us to mark 50 years since the publication of psychiatrist John Bowlby’s landmark book, ‘Attachment’. Hear Dr Robbie Duschinsky discuss his research on the differences between Bowlby’s public persona and private reflections. He will explore Bowlby’s ideas on the psychology of trauma and abuse, and the reason why many of these remained unpublished during Bowlby’s lifetime. Following his paper there will be an opportunity for you to discuss his ideas.

About your speaker

Photograph of Robbie Duschinsky

Robbie Duschinsky

Dr Robbie Duschinsky is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and Director of Studies at Sidney Sussex College. With Kate White, he is co-editor of a forthcoming selection of finished but unpublished papers by Bowlby, entitled ‘Trauma and Loss: Key Texts from the John Bowlby Archive’.