Authors in conversation: Margaret and Michael Rustin discuss Reading Klein with Priscilla Roth and Daniel Pick

Date: 13 February, 2021

Book cover of Reading Klein with photos of Margaret and Michael Rustin

Time: 16:00 GMT (UK time), duration 90 minutes

Venue: online via Zoom

Organised by: The Melanie Klein Trust

Tickets: £20 (for concessions see end). Book your place now.


Join us for what promises to be a lively and illuminating conversation with Margaret and Michael Rustin, who will be discussing their book Reading Klein (Routledge, 2017) with psychoanalysts Priscilla Roth and Daniel Pick

The discussion will explore themes from the book including Klein’s remarkable capacity to understand her patients’ unconscious anxieties and the continuing significance of her theoretical and clinical contributions to psychoanalysis. It will also examine the broader reach of Klein’s ideas, for example how they have contributed to notions of morality, aesthetics and the understanding of society. 

The event will be chaired by psychoanalyst Anne Amos.

About the authors: 
Margaret Rustin is an honorary consultant child and adult psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and an Associate and child analyst at the British Psychoanalytical Society. 
Michael Rustin is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London, a Visiting Professor at the Tavistock Clinic and an Associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society. 

About the discussants: 
Priscilla Roth is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. 
Daniel Pick is a psychoanalyst and Professor of History at the University of London. 

Book your place now

All registrants will receive a link to a recording of the event shortly afterwards, valid for one month, plus a 20% discount code for Reading Klein.


We are a charity, and we rely upon income from events like these to continue our work. However, just as it is a challenging time for us, we understand that many others are in a similar situation, and we do not want the price of entry to be a barrier to anyone keen to attend our online events. If the ticket price is prohibitively high for you at the current time, please email the MKT Administrator, who has a number of free places available for each event.