About Café Psychologique
Café Psychologique is a space to talk about life over a drink from a psychological perspective. It builds on the philosophy of Café Scientifique to take ideas out of universities, laboratories and clinics to make them accessible to people in everyday life. Like Café Scientifique there are trained professionals to provide a resource to the café, but no lectures or seminars. Instead, ideas are dropped into the group to stimulate thought and discussion.
Café Psychologique was created by Chris Powell and after two pilots at Greenbelt Arts festival the first ongoing UK Café Psychologique was set up in January 2011 at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. We meet monthly on the last Tuesday of the month, from 8 to 10 pm. A Café Psychologique was launched in January 2013 by Group Analysis North in Manchester and another in Wolverhampton in January 2014. There has also been one in Bournemouth. Recently Café Psychologique set up in Liverpool and Brighton in 2017. Recently Café Psychologique has gone international with cafés in Prague and Sydney.
You can read the Café Rules here: Café Psychologique Rules
A list of previous subjects covered in the Café is here
Themes in the coming months:
Tuesday 28 November
Seasons and their impact: celebrate or survive? Vicky Ola, Artist and Psychologist
Tuesday 30 January
Achieving your dreams: why you need others to get there. Mark Jarvis, Consultant and author
Tuesday 27 February
Tuesday 27 March
Tuesday 24 April
Tuesday 22 May
Tuesday 26 June
Tuesday 24 July
Tuesday 25 September
Tuesday 23 October
Tuesday 27 November
Chris is looking for other venues in the UK to set up more Café Psychologique events.