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Whisperings Within


Fully booked

This event includes British Sign Language provision.

Thursday 30 June 2016


Join psychologist Charles Fernyhough and other experts to hear about the history and science of how we talk to ourselves. Inspired by Fernyhough's book, The Voices Within, this discussion will take a wide-ranging look at the voices in all our heads, examining how we think and what it means for our lives and sense of self.


  • Charles Fernyhough, writer and Director of the Hearing the Voice project, Durham University
  • Jo Atkinson, psychologist, Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre at University College London
  • Ben Alderson-Day, Research Fellow in the Hearing the Voice project, Durham University


Claudia Hammond, Hubbub Associate Director and BBC Radio 4 presenter

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 27 May.

This is a British Sign Language interpreted event. To book a place with a view of the interpreter or for more information, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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