Freud in Cambridge

  title={Freud in Cambridge},
  author={John Forrester},
The lecture sketches a previously unacknowledged source of intense interest in psychoanalysis in Cambridge in the 1920s, amongst non-medical scientists, some but not all of whom were loosely associated with Bloomsbury. Amongst them were Lionel Penrose (later founder of human genetics) and Frank Ramsey (mathematician and philosopher), whose pilgrimages to Vienna are followed. The lecture reflects on the implications of this episode for the place of psychoanalysis in the university, both then and… 
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