Bethlem Museum Of The Mind

Bethlem Museum Of The Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX
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Aftershock: The Untold Story Of Surviving Peace

When conflict ends on the battlefield, it begins elsewhere. Matthew Green explores how veterans have struggled to adapt to post-war life, examining some of the ways in which we can better support those suffering from psychological injury who undertake the journey from soldier to civilian. Matthew Green is a London-based…

Sat 7 Oct

Free / 020 3228 4227

  • 14:00 – 15:15

The Battle Against Stigma

A British soldier on tour in Afghanistan faces a one-in-four chance of being killed or wounded. In response, almost every combatant will experience psychological problems. The stigma attached to sufferers of war trauma exacerbates the difficulty of readjustment on the return home, sometimes making integration into…

Sat 4 Nov

Free / 020 3228 4227

  • 14:00 – 15:15

Disfigurement And The Death Of The Portrait

Art Historian Suzannah Biernoff explores the artistic and medical responses to facial injury in WWI and more recent uses of portraiture to convey the human cost of violent conflict. Facial mutilation is regarded by many as the most dehumanizing of injuries. One of the innovative outcomes of First World War injury was the…

Sat 25 Nov

Free / 020 3228 4227

  • 14:00 – 15:15

Expert Panel: They Never Spoke About It

The familiar sentence, 'They were in the war, but never spoke about it', reminds us how often those who served in the First World War as soldiers or nurses were unwilling to share their experience. Three experts who specialize in the language and material culture of war discuss life in the trenches and on the Home Front…

Sat 2 Dec

Free / 020 3228 4227

  • 14:00 – 16:00

A Heavy Reckoning: War, Medicine And Survival In Afghanistan And Beyond

A Heavy Reckoning explores the modern reality of medicine and injury in wartime, from the trenches of World War One to the dusty plains of Afghanistan and the rehabilitation wards of Headley Court in Surrey. What are the costs involved in this hardest of journeys back from the brink? Mixing stories of unexpected survival…

Sat 28 Oct

Free / 020 3228 4227

  • 14:00 – 15:15

Museums At Night: Whatever Happened to Shell Shock?

Shell shock is the phrase coined in World War I to describe what is now commonly referred to as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Professor Simon Wessely charts the evolution of military psychiatry, reviewing psychological disorders suffered by servicemen and women from 1900 to the present, considering the history of…

Thu 26 Oct

Free / 020 3228 4227

  • 19:00 – 20:30

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