Online Conference on Shame – Saturday 18th March

The Freud Museum in London and Bournemouth University’s Centre for the Study of Conflict, Emotion and Social Justice (CESJ) invite you to an online conference on the theme of shame.

The interdisciplinary conference addresses the relationship between shame and violence both from a clinical and a sociological perspective.

The conference features some of the world’s leading thinkers and clinical practitioners working with individuals and in communities experiencing shame. It follows the publication of Interdisciplinary Applications of Shame/Violence Theory: Breaking the Cycle (Palgrave Macmillan 2022), edited by Roman Gerodimos.

For further information and to book your tickets, please see:

Solidarity Rally – Just Stop Oil

27 supporters of Just Stop Oil are in prison right now – many haven’t been to trial. All have been locked up for peaceful protest. This Saturday 10th December a rally will take place in solidarity for all those imprisoned for demanding a livable future. For further information about the rally, please see the link for the Zoom meeting:

If you are unable to attend the rally but would still like to get involved, please consider writing to the protestors in prison and ensure they know they are not forgotten by following the instructions in the following link:

Also, please consider donating to the Rebels in Prison Support organisation who provide support to imprisoned activists:

Psychotherapy courses at the Philadelphia Association

Many of our past and future attendees of the Saturday Forensic Forums will be aware that they typically take place at the Philadelphia Association in Hampstead, north London. The Philadelphia Association was founded in 1965 by R. D. Laing and colleagues in order to challenge established ways of thinking about and responding to distress.

The Philadelphia Association (PA) offer several psychotherapy courses including an introductory course to psychotherapy and other training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Interested or know someone who would be? See the PA website for further details and applications:

SFF Save the date – Saturday 19th November


You warmly invited to the next Saturday Forensic Forum on Saturday 19th November at the Philadelphia Association (time to be confirmed).

We’ll have our esteemed guest speaker and author, Dr Estela Welldon, leading the conversation about her book: “Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealization and Denigration of Motherhood” amongst her other publications.

In addition to the conversation with Dr Welldon, we will also have a space to discuss and reflect on a 30-minute film by Amelia O’Loughlin about the closure of HMP Holloway in July 2016 (see the following link):

We would also like to invite those of you who are working on a project and care to share your work to contact us using the email address below so that we can arrange a time and a date for you to present your work at upcoming SFF forums. This would be a fabulous opportunity to test run and try out ideas with a friendly and open forum.

Should you have any queries or wish to book a place at the November forum, please respond to this email:

Decriminalised Futures Exhibition

Decriminalised Futures is a group exhibition featuring 13 international artists whose work speaks to the multiplicity of contemporary sex worker experiences. The exhibition highlights the history of the sex worker rights movement and its inextricable links to issues of racial and social justice, migrant rights, labour rights, anti-austerity work, and queer and trans liberation.

Decriminalised Futures features works from Tobi Adebajo, Khaleb Brooks, Chi Chi Castillo and May May Peltier, Cory Cocktail, Hanecdote, Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, Letizia Miro and Yarli Allison, Aisha Mirza, Annie Mok, pxr•mxt•r, and Danica Anna Uskert-Quinn.

The exhibition will be hosted at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (nearest stations: Charing Cross / Embankment).

Information about the exhibition and ticket booking can be found on the following website:,HK7D,1259BF,21LVS,1.