Authors in conversation: Ronald Britton discusses Sex, Death, and the Superego: Updating Psychoanalytic Experience and Developments in Neuroscience

Date: 5 December, 2020

Time: starts promptly at 16:00 GMT (UK time), duration approx 1 hour

Venue: online via Zoom

Organised by: the Melanie Klein Trust

Tickets: £20 (for concessions see end) including a 20% discount for the book and access to a recording of the event

Registration is now open – click here to book your place. A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the event.


Join us for an exploration of the latest work by one of today’s most creative and original psychoanalytic theorists.

At this online event, Ronald Britton will discuss the new edition of his book, Sex, Death and the Superego: Updating Psychoanalytic Experience and Developments in Neuroscience (Routledge, 2020) with Professor David Tuckett, training and supervising analyst of the British Society.

With his trademark depth and clarity, Britton has revised this highly regarded psychoanalytic work, bringing new insights from his clinical experience and study of current neuroscience, and continuing his reflections on the relationship of brain and mind, selfhood and self-awareness, belief and knowledge, and certainty and uncertainty. 

Following the conversation, the discussion will be extended with contributions from psychoanalysts Igor Kadyrov (Moscow), Helen Schoenhals-Hart (San Francisco) and Ignês Sodré (London). 

The event will be chaired by psychoanalyst Susan Lawrence.

All registrants will receive a 20% discount code for the book and access to a recording of the event.

Please note: the format of this event is slightly different to our previous webinars, with additional discussants but no audience Q&A. 

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Already booked? A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the event.


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.