GPP Event announced: Mental Health and the Georgian World: The ‘Madness’ of George III:

Mark Gatiss in the Nottingham Playhouse production of The Madness of George III. (c) Nottingham Playhouse. Photo: Manuel Harlan

On November 5 2019 the Georgian Papers Programme will host a discussion between historians, creative artists and a leading psychiatrist on how the mental illness of George III revealed so strikingly in the Georgian Papers and famously dramatised by Alan Bennett can help us think about mental health today.  The panel comprises

Sir Simon Wessely Professor of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London and President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Mark Gatiss actor and writer, who portrayed George III in The Madness of George III at Nottingham Playhouse in 2018

Adam Penford artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse, and the director of the Nottingham Playhouse’s award-winning production of The Madness of George III. Adam previously worked with the National Theatre and is associated with many other important productions.

Barbara Taylor Professor of Humanities at Queen Mary University of London and author of The Last Asylum (2014)

Michael Brown Reader in History, Roehampton University, and author of Performing Medicine (2011)

Arthur Burns academic director, Georgian Papers Programme, and professor of Modern British History at King’s College London

Karin Wulf academic director, Georgian Papers Programme and executive director of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and professor of history at William & Mary, USA


For more details, and to attend, see here: Mental Health and the Georgian World

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