One of the Mausley Philosophy Group's charitable objects is to promote broader awareness of philosophical aspects of psychiatry, and to engage with questions at the centre of psychiatry which are important to society in general. The lectures comprise talks by eminent public intellectuals to address matters important to psychiatry. They are open to the public and widely advertised for a diverse audience. The lectures last about an hour and are followed by discussion. Lectures are held up to six times per calendar year.
The Group aims to promote solid theoretical work in psychiatry. The seminars provide a forum for clinicians and philosophers to present their work on conceptual issues. Junior staff are particularly welcome.
The seminars are intramurally advertised, aimed at a highly-motivated peer group, with advance circulation of readings. They consist of presentations lasting one hour followed by discussion. The group holds at least three per term.
Read "When Philosophy meets Psychiatry" in the New York Times for an account of the seminars.