Let's Talk About Love and Death

Julia Neuberger, Andrew Solomon

21/02/2016 5:00 pm
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Andrew Solomon, author of international best-seller The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger take the association between loss and depression, so acutely observed in Freud’s Mourning and Melancholia, as the starting point for a free-ranging conversation about love, loss, grief and the human condition.

Julia Neuberger


Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE is Chair of University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust. She was Senior Rabbi of the West London Synagogue from 2011 until March 2020 and is now Rabbi Emerita. She is a cross bench Peer in the House of Lords, former CEO of the King’s Fund, and a founding Trustee of the Walter and Liesel Schwab Charitable trust, set up in memory of her parents. She is a Trustee of the Rayne Foundation, Trustee of the Van Leer Group Foundation, Chair of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and Chair of Independent Age. She chaired the Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway for Dying Patients in 2013 and was Vice Chair, Mental Health Act Independent Review 2017-2018. She is also a member of the Executive Board, Leo Baeck Institute London. Her latest book on Antisemitism ‘What it is. What is isn’t. Why it matters’ (Orion Books) was published in May 2019. Photo credit Derek Tamea

Andrew Solomon


Andrew Solomon is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and also lectures in politics and the arts. A prize-winning author, his Noonday Demon – An Atlas of Depression, won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Among other awards, his latest novel, Far From the Tree, received the National Book Critics Award and the 2014 Wellcome Prize. Solomon is also an activist in LGBT rights and mental health and is the current President of PEN American Center.

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