Announcing ANOTHER Release of New Archive Material

We are excited to announce that a new batch of materials has now been fully catalogued and is available to browse online and request for viewing through the archive catalogue. The catalogue can be accessed through the Tavistock project blog: Since October 2015, the archive of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations has been undergoing a transformation. The cataloguing of … Read More

Inviting proposals from experienced Digital Records Management Consultants

We are looking to work with a Digital Records Management Consultant to advise and consult on the next state of our internal archive project. The archive of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations (TIHR) provides a comprehensive record of the formation, establishment and development of the Institute over a period of 70 years. From the records of the projects with the … Read More

Conference: exploring the Tavistock and Portman archives

Conference overview Discover the unique role played by the Tavistock and Portman in the advance of psychotherapy and developmental theory through patient files and clinic records dating back nearly a century. This unique project undertaken by London Metropolitan Archives and funded by the Wellcome Trust – maybe one of the deepest dives into a medical institution’s records – reveals as much about the changing … Read More

The Arch is Live

Juliet Scott, Festival Director looks back on the TIHR70 festival and announces ArchLive. Juliet Scott, Festival Director, Lead Curator of the TIHR archiving work and now Tavistockian[1] announces the launch of the Festival ArchLive with a personal account of her own memories and experiences of the festival. The ArchLive is the festival website transformed into a container for its audio and video recordings, … Read More

Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #4: Friday 20 Oct 2017

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #4: Thurs 20 Oct 2017 Thursday 20th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading RoomHosts: Tim Dartington and Debra Noumair Context:  There were 32 people joining the matrix this morning. There was some boundary issues with the announcement for the matrix being a little late and some participants reluctant to sit in the chairs as they were arranged. We noted … Read More

Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #3: Thurs 19 Oct 2017

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #3: Thurs 19 Oct 2017 Thursday 19th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading RoomHosts: Tim Dartington and Mira Erlich- Ginor Context:There were about 30 participants with a 1 to 10 male female ratio mixed ages and a variety of accents of people from different countries. 9 dreams were offered to the matrix. Content: An early theme had to do with danger, … Read More

Best wishes from our friends around the world

We are receiving good wishes and birthday messages from our friends around the world! Here are just a few of them: Dear Eliat, Wishing you and the staff all the best for a wonderful week of celebrations. The program looks superb, and I wish I did not live so far away! with love, Jinette Jinette de GooijerCastlemaine, Vic. 3450 Australia … Read More

Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #2: Wed 18 Oct 2017

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #2: Wed 18 Oct 2017 Tuesday 18th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading RoomHosts: Franca Fubini and Matt Gieve(NB. We changed our designation from Facilitator to Host) Context:25-30 participants present 19 were dreams presented Content: Several key themes emerged from the dreams and association of the second dreaming matrix. The matrix was preoccupied by apocalyptic visions; of flooding, dangerous … Read More

Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #1: Tue 17 Oct 2017

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #1: Tue 17 Oct 2017 Tuesday 17th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading RoomHosts: Debra Noumair and Leslie Brissett (NB. We changed our designation from Facilitator to Host) Context: 35 to 46 members present Gender distribution predominantly female, only 8 men in the Matrix 14 dreams were presented Content: “There is so much fear confusion and unhelpful behaviour … Read More

No Phoenix from the Ashes!

The stock of the Tavi Institute is 70 and we are celebrating its rich history with a true festive bang! “The second anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s death falls on January 30, 1950. I did not see him die; I did not see the reaction to the murder in any of the big centres of population; but what I did see was the effect of … Read More