About the Squiggle Talks and Seminars Series
The archive of recorded Squiggle Foundation Public Lectures is held in the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre. It contains over 450 lectures, and seminar presentations dating from 1983 to the present, providing a comprehensive resource for those interested in child care and welfare, clinical practice, psychoanalytic theory, and the wider application of paediatrician, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott’s ideas and their continuing development. All speakers are experts in their fields, and many have become internationally acknowledged for their contribution. For a full list of talks and lectures, please see the Planned Environment Therapy Trust website.
Until recently all of the talks and lectures were recorded on audiocassette. With the support of the Squiggle Foundation these have been digitised by the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre, and through its work, and with thanks to the financial support of the Winnicott Trust, a growing number of the recordings can now be accessed through this designated website.
About the Squiggle Foundation
The Squiggle Foundation’s aims are to study and disseminate the work of Winnicott, with a particular emphasis on application. It was registered as a charity in 1981 (number 283858)
Donald Winnicott (1896-1971) was a paediatrician and psychoanalyst whose substantial contribution to psychoanalytic thought may be condensed into three main areas: the mother-infant relationship, primary creativit,y and transitional phenomena. He was a pioneer of the promotion of public understanding of psychoanalytic ideas on child development and parenting. Running through all his concepts is the value attributed to the sense of self. The evolution of his thought on the essence of human nature has created a unique contribution to a wide variety of therapeutic settings.
For more information, see squiggle-foundation.org/
About the Planned Environment Therapy Trust
The Planned Environment Therapy Trust is a charitable trust founded in 1966 to promote awareness and understanding, to support, and to develop the practice and theory of planned environment therapy and the therapeutic community approach to working and living.
Through its Archive and Study Centre, founded in 1989, PETT has gathered together an internationally significant collection of archive, library, oral history and museum materials related to therapeutic communities, environments, and progressive forms of education, preserving the history and heritage of this work and approach both for its own sake, as a tool for learning, and to facilitate informed social and educational change.
For more information, see pettrust.org.uk.