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INSIGHT

INSIGHT is the title that the Royal College of Psychiatrists chose for its magazine: I would suggest that it is a mistake to consider that Psychiatry has better INSIGHT than … Continue reading INSIGHT

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If the Arts and the Sciences stop learning together flowers will die.

For the Greeks

Before the early 1830s the word “science” was rarely heard. After this time, at least in the Western world, the humanities increasingly became “divorced” from the sciences [and vice versa]. … Continue reading For the Greeks

Nyūmon

The nyūmon plays a dual role, both defining the boundaries of space and inviting visitors in. The word has been used by many Japanese writers for what we call “introductions”. … Continue reading Nyūmon

Cosmic light and skeletons

John Herschel, 1792 – 1871, was an English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer. Herschel’s Preliminary Discourse (1831), which advocated an inductive approach to scientific experiment and theory-building, … Continue reading Cosmic light and skeletons

“It is a wonderful mixture of medicine, history and philosophy”

On the 15th August 2019 the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists shared her view of a newly published textbook: “It is a wonderful mixture of medicine, history and … Continue reading “It is a wonderful mixture of medicine, history and philosophy”

‘Workforce wellbeing’

Last Friday I learned that the Royal College of Psychiatrists was worried that my ideas were “over-valued”. The same day the College shared its full response to the recent General … Continue reading ‘Workforce wellbeing’

Time to say goodbye

It was interesting to read this month’s guest blog for the Royal College of Psychiatrists by the Chair of RCPsych Scotland, Professor John Crichton. The College has recently celebrated 25 … Continue reading Time to say goodbye