The Limits of Education?

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The Limits of Education?

  • Wed 7 Jun 2017

- All education is conservative?
- Relative to the society that delivers the education.
- But what of psychoanalytically based education?

Vienna 1924. Marxist psychoanalyst and Jewish youth worker Siegfried Bernfeld and Anna Freud reflect on their hopes and fears for postwar education. They discuss the failure of the Baumgarten Centre for Jewish refugee children and the development of child facilities in Social Democratic ('Red') Vienna - and what the future may hold for both of them.

- My views make both the Marxists and the Freudians very angry- well I say both Marx and Freud are right- but not the Marxists nor the Freudians. What is in children forced exploitation is made to appear to them as sacrificial love.

Gerald Davidson is joined by Helen Clapp who will read the part of Anna Freud.

Gerald Davidson continues his series of dramatic presentations on second generation psychoanalytic pioneers, which include Mad about Otto, What Little Hans Knew and Being Good.

This event coincides with the exhibition 'The Best Possible School: Anna Freud, Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham and the Hietzing School in 1920s Vienna', on display at the Museum from 10 May - 16 July 2017.  

Booking £10/£7 concessions and Members of the Museum.

Advance booking highly recommended.

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Anna Freud

Freud Museum London

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