London Society of the New Lacanian School Programme 2018-2019

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Please also see the LS2 Calendar which contains information, maps and links.


London Society Open Day (2018-2019)
29th September 2018 (2.30-5pm)

London Society Open Day (2018-2019)

The London Society of the NLS will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 29th of September, to introduce the theme for the next NLS Congress and to present and discuss the London Society's programme for the academic year 2018-2019.

The title of the next Congress has already been announced – it is Urgent!

With this single word, a whole development reaches its moment of crystallisation and of crisis and urges us to find, within the coordinates of an encounter, the wherewithal to respond with an act. At the same time, this word operates a displacement that intervenes in the series that might have been formed with the titles of our previous two themes: the unconscious and transference. For while evoking the insistence of repetition and the impulsion of the drive and their modes of appearance in the clinic, it also alludes to the later Lacan and invites us to consider how it reorganises what is at stake in the treatment. And all this, here in the UK, while the clock is counting down towards the biggest political upheaval of our times. In short, it is a title that provokes us to engage the function of haste that Lacan pinpoints in his article on logical time as that which allows the subject to exit the time of understanding, in which he can otherwise become suspended, and precipitates him towards an act from which he will derive his certainty.

Join us as we consider the various possibilities that our theme opens up for us this year…

Speakers at this event include; Philip Dravers (Chair of the London Society); Janet Haney (London Representative for the EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis); Susana Huler (AMS); Peggy Papada (Cartel Coordinator & Secretary of the London Society); and Gabriela van den Hoven (Director of the Contemporary Lacanian Clinic).

This event is FREE. However, we ask all those wishing to come to indicate their intention to come by registering for the event using the link below. Please note, booking a place does not guarantee you a seat, so please arrive early.

The event will be held in Room G04, 43 Gordon Square, which is close to our previous venue and part of Birkbeck College.


Cartel Day
6th October 2018 (2-6pm)

Are you interested in reading Lacan, working on a seminar, a theoretical concept or a clinical question?

Join us on 6th October to hear more about the work done in cartels, Lacan's methodological innovation and primary mechanism for the study of psychoanalysis in a way that introduces and sustains an awakening, insofar as each cartel member's desire for knowledge is called upon.

The study day consists of a highly varied programme of brief presentations whereby each participant will say something about the "bits of knowledge" they have gained via their work in their respective cartels.

The event will be chaired by Vincent Dachy, member of the London Society and the New Lacanian School.

We are delighted that Patricia Tassara, current Analyst of the School (AS) will be returning to London, to participate in our study day with a presentation on the role of the Plus one.

Towards the end of the day, there will be opportunities to form cartels, either towards this year's NLS theme Urgent! or other topics of interest and why not by "random draw" for those who dare to bet on surprise. Anyone who is interested in reading Lacan can participate in cartels.

Please contact Peggy Papada for any queries related to this event or to cartels overall at

We look forward to seeing you there