Charles Fernyhough on how examining the life of Margery Kempe can inform what we think about our own inner voices today (British Museum, 2018).

Friday 9 March | 13.30-14.30 | BP Lecture Theatre | British Museum | London

Charles Fernyhough (Director of Hearing the Voice) will be giving a lecture at the British Museum on 9 March about the English mystic Margery Kempe (c. 1373–after 1438), a colourful figure whose work The Book of Margery Kempe is considered the first autobiography in English. In this talk, Charles will explore how Margery’s descriptions of her voice-hearing experiences can help to refine psychological and neuroscientific accounts of hallucinations.

The lecture is free but pre-booking is essential. You can reserve your place here.

To learn more about Margery, read Charles’ post on the British Museum blog.


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