Reading Margery Kempe's inner voices

Friday 9 March 2018,
BP Lecture Theatre
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Supported by the Genesis Foundation. With grateful thanks to John Studzinski CBE.

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Charles Fernyhough, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Durham, discusses the English mystic Margery Kempe (c. 1373–after 1438), whose work The Book of Margery Kempe is considered the first autobiography in English. He explores how Margery's descriptions of her voice-hearing experiences can help to refine psychological and neuroscientific accounts of hallucinations.

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Charles Fernyhough. Photo: Ben Gilbert, Wellcome Images.