Winnicott’s Voice

The Radio Broadcasts of DWW Winnicott

  • Fri 11 May 18

    17:00 - 18:30

  • Southend Campus

    Room GB.3.52 (72)

  • Event speaker

    Robert Ades: Assistant Editor of the Collected Works of Donald Winnicott

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Debbie Stewart

Donald Winnicott's position as Britain's foremost psychoanalyst has been cemented by OUP's recent publication of his comprehensive Collected Works in twelve volumes.

As a children's doctor who saw around 60,000 mother-baby couples, Winnicott had a plain-speaking, hands-on style which enabled him to communicate psychoanalytic ideas directly and empathically to the public at large. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his radio broadcasts for the BBC, mostly on children and parenting, which have gave from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Practically unheard for over 60 years, the surviving broadcasts were collected and issued as part of the Collected Works of Winnicott, revealing his radio persona and his unique voice, and providing a fascinating window onto the man and his time. 

The Speaker

Robert Ades is Assistant Editor of the Collected Works of Donald Winnicott, and Editor and Author of its 12th volume, in which these radio recordings were collected and released. He will play excerpts from Winnicott's radio broadcasts from the 1940s and 1950s, and discuss the background to some of these talks, including the influence on Winnicott of his various producers at the BBC, all of whom were women.

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