The voices within

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 9 May

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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Standard £14

Concession £10

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Event description

Close your eyes and have a thought. Now what was it like to think that thought? What we usually call 'thinking' is often a kind of speaking by, and a listening to, the multiple voices of our consciousness. Psychologist and writer Charles Fernyhough will tell stories of everyone from children to people who hear voices and will reveal how our inner voices play a vital part in our thinking.


Charles Fernyhough is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Durham University. His background is in developmental psychology, with a particular focus on social, emotional and cognitive development. His work has contributed to our understanding of how language and thought are related in child development and beyond and his most recent focus has been on applying mainstream developmental psychology to the study of psychosis.

He is also a writer whose work has been published in several anthologies and have been translated into eleven languages.He has taught creative writing, with a particular focus on psychological processes in reading and writing.


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