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Talk: The Science of Intergenerational Trauma with Dr Valerie Walkerdine

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From £13.82

Can trauma be inherited or passed down generations? The simple answer is yes. We now understand that experiences of previous generations can have a physical or psychological effect across up to 3 generations. This can happen in families but also across group experiences such as wars, the closing of a factory or the loss of a child. This talk explores in detail how we can inherit our responses to events from our ancestors.

Approaching these issues can feel a bit like detective work, as we uncover an uncertain history to figure out how we became the people we currently are. Understanding and exploring this can do wonders for our wellbeing, as we learn how our current struggles are not always through fault of our own. Join us and uncover the science behind intergenerational trauma and how to integrate it into your own journey.

Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm – come down early to grab a bite to eat!

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Pro Valerie Walkerdine (FRSA, FLSW, FAcSS) has had a long-spanning career as an academic renowned for her contributions to the field of critical psychology. Valerie’s work frequently reflects on her background as a working-class woman from Derby navigating academia, a standpoint which has informed her critical approach to psychology. In the 1970s, she was a founder of the journal Ideology and Consciousness, which critiqued mainstream psychology from a radical and feminist perspective. 

Throughout her career, Valerie has been widely published and written 20 books including Changing the Subject: Psychology, Social Regulation and Subjectivity(1984), Counting Girls Out: Girls and Mathematics (1989) and Growing Up Girl (2001). Having held positions as Professor at Goldsmiths, the University of Sydney and lastly Cardiff University, Valerie has received great recognition within her field including from the Economic and Social Research Council for her project on gender and video games. Aside from academia, Valerie is an artist, focusing on multi-media installations and performance art.


June 5
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
From £13.82
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