To listen to the talks
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* Please note: This is a work in progress. Not every recording in the Complete List of Squiggle Talks (opposite) is currently available.
About the Squiggle Foundation
The Squiggle Foundation is a charity whose 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.
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About the Squiggle Talks and Seminars Series
The collection of master recordings of Squiggle Foundation Public Lectures is currently held in the Planned Environment Therapy Archive at MB3 in Gloucestershire. It contains over 450 lectures, and seminar presentations dating from 1982 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 to the work and our understanding of it. For a full list of talks and lectures in the collection, please see here. Not all of these are currently available online, although volunteers are working to increase the number available.
Originally the talks and lectures were recorded on audiocassette, and made available to Squiggle Foundation members through a postal loan service. Through the support of the Squiggle Foundation these were digitised by the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre, and, with thanks to the financial support of the Winnicott Trust, a number of the recordings can be accessed by Squiggle Foundation members through this website.