Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Moon and Madness

The Moon and Madness
25 October 2012 8pm-10.30pm (inc. Q&A)
£3 / £2 concessions


Been looking up all night
been looking up the Moon
she's so bright
 Lunacy, the legendary notion of minds unhinged by the moon, still captivates the popular imagination. Although it violates the assumptions of modern science and psychiatry, the belief remains common among mental health workers – and several studies have found a small, unexplained correlation between behaviour and the lunar cycle.

Dr Niall McCrae, lecturer in mental health at King’s College, London, presents an historical account of the lunacy concept and discusses research issues.

We start every meeting with our Fortmanteu, our onthly round up of fortean news stories.

We meet the last Thursday of each month (usually) upstairs at The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.

Tubes: Liverpool Street, Aldgate, Aldgate East.

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