London Society of the New Lacanian School Programme
Past Events: Reports, Audio & Text

The Formation of the Analyst: Analysis, Supervision, Pass
Saturday 29 June 2019

The third in our series of three study days on the Formation of the Analyst with special guest Patricia Tassara (AS).

Details and ticket information to follow shortly.

Venue: Room G04, Birkbeck School of Art, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Date: Saturday, 29 June 2019
Time: 11:00-17:00

NLS Seminar with Sophie Marret-Maleval
Saturday, 8 June 2019

With special guest Sophie Marret-Maleval.
The afternoon seminar will be preceded in the morning by a meeting of the CLC.
Please visit the CLC Page for more details.

Details and ticket information to follow shortly.

Venue: Room G04, Birkbeck School of Art, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Date: 8 June 2019
Time: 14:00-17:00

The Desire of the Analyst with Yves-Claude Stavy
Saturday, 11 May 2019

Contemporary Lacanian Clinic
Chaired by Gabriela Van den Hoven

For more information & to purchase a ticket for this event please visit the CLC Page.

Keynote Address by Yves-Claude Stavy
Chaired and introduced by Bogdan Wolf

For more information about this event click here for the argument.

Venue: Room G04, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

LS-NLS Knotting Seminar
Saturday, 04 May 2019

LS-NLS Knotting Seminar

The London Society will be holding its annual Knotting Seminar on the 23rd of March 2019. An important event in our calendar, a Knotting Seminar is a device designed to bring the geographically distant elements of the NLS together by linking them together in a day of work conducted around a common theme. The knot is formed by: members of the host society or group; a guest from one of the other societies or groups that make up the NLS; and a member of the executive committee.

At this event, we will be welcoming Maria Cristina Aguirre (AMS), Secretary of the NLS, and a member of Lacanian Compass, a newly affiliated group of the NLS in the US) and Nassia Linardou-Blanchet (AMS), member of the Hellenic Society of the NLS, who will join us as we continue our work preparing for the next NLS Congress, to be held in Tel Aviv later this summer, on the theme of ¡Urgent!

At the initiative of NLS President, Bernard Seynhaeve, the day will be divided into two parts. The first part will foreground the essential dimension that the Lacan’s conception of a School introduces into the question of what is at stake in a psychoanalytic institution worthy of the name. This section will feature short presentations by Roger Litten and Susana Huler (AMS), each designed to initiate a discussion to which our guests, and in particular Maria Cristina Aguirre, as representative of the NLS Executive committee, will contribute.

In the afternoon, the more traditional structure of a Knotting Seminar will take place, with a keynote theoretical presentation by Maria Cristina Aguirre followed by three clinical cases chosen to illustrate different aspects of the theme, by our guest Nassia Linardou-Blanchet from Athens, and London Society members Gabriela Van den Hoven and Peggy Papada.

This is a special event and a very full day!

Time: 11am-5pm
Venue: Room G04, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD

Advanced tickets £40 for the full day, £20 for students under 27 (Student Card and ID required). Also £15 for AM; and £30 for PM. 

At the door tickets will be: £50 for the day, £20 for morning, and £35 for the afternoon session.

LS2 Seminar – Double Session
Saturday, 4 May 2019

LS2 Seminars on the NLS Theme: Urgent!

The London Society will be holding the 5th in its series of LS2 Seminars on the NLS theme – Urgent! – on Saturday, 4 May 2019 , with a double session featuring the final instalment of seminars by Susana Huler and a presentation on the theme by Bogdan Wolf.

1) Susana Huler – "The Time of Urgency. The Act" (2-3.30pm)
2) Bogdan Wolf – “Enough of this Urgency!” (3.30-5pm)

Time: 2-5pm
Venue: Room G04, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD

Advanced tickets £20, with £10 tickets for students under 27 (Student Card and ID required).
Tickets: £25 at the door or £15 for a single session.

The Formation of the Analyst: Analysis, Supervision, Pass (2)
With special guest Laurent Dupont
Saturday 19th January 2019 – 10:30am-5pm

The Formation of the Analyst: Analysis, Supervision, Pass (2)

The London Society is delighted to announce the second in our series of Study Days on the theme of the Formation of the Analyst, with special guest Laurent Dupont, member and former AE of the ECF and the WAP. Over the course of the day we will be continuing our explorations of what it means to pursue a formation, or ‘training’, within the contemporary Lacanian orientation and examine what is involved in the training offered by the School.

More information about the presentations will follow. As part of our preparations for the day click on the following link to access a short text by our guest speaker published recently in issue 6 of The Lacanian Review: Laurent Dupont, “The Urgency of the Analyst/Analysand”.

The Formation of the Analyst: Analysis, Supervision, Pass
With special guest Bruno de Halleux
Saturday 24th November 2018 - 11:00-17:00

LS2 Seminars on the NLS Theme: Urgent!

For more information please read the following Newsletter.

To purchase a ticket for one of the sessions or for the whole day, please click the link below.


Neuroses Today (1) - with Yves-Claude Stavy
27th October 2018

Neuroses Today (1) – with Yves-Claude Stavy

As a follow-up to an extremely successful Clinical Study Day last year on the theme of Ordinary Psychosis, the London Society is delighted to announce an upcoming Study Day on the theme of Neuroses Today, with special guest and returning speaker, Yves-Claude Stavy, Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist and founder of the IHSEA in Paris.

The event will start with a morning case presentation by Susana Huler given within the framework of our Contemporary Lacanian Clinic, a case-based discussion group for clinicians only. The morning session will be chaired by the director of the CLC, Gabriela van den Hoven, with Dr Yves-Claude Stavy providing commentary and acting as a discussant. In the afternoon session, open to the public, there will be a keynote presentation by special guest Yves-Claude Stavy, chaired by the organiser of the Study Day, Bogdan Wolf.

To attend the morning session please contact Gabriela van den Hoven directly or refer to the CLC page of our website, as special conditions apply.

An introduction and argument for this event by study day organiser, Bogdan Wolf, can be obtained by clicking here.

A transcript of a recent interview with Yves-Claude Stavy is available here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Ticket Prices for the afternoon session:

On the door: £25, £15 for students under 27 (student card required)

Advanced Tickets £20 for the afternoon session


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.


LS2 Workshop Event – Towards the NLS Congress
Saturday, 9 June 2018 – 2-4.30pm, G04 43 GORDON SQUARE

LS2 Workshop Event – Towards the NLS Congress

NLS Seminar – with Sophie Marret-Maleval
Saturday, 19th May 2018 – 2-5pm

Knotting Seminar – Towards the Congress

  • Report by Peggy Papada, click here.
  • Audio (uploaded shortly)
  • Text (fragments of which will be uploaded shortly – final text to be published in the Psychoanalytical Notebooks)