The Paykel Lectures, as they are now known, were established in 1988 by the then Head of Department, Professor Eugene S. Paykel. The lectures are hosted by the Department to honour someone who is internationally recognised to have made a major contribution to the field of academic psychiatry. That person is invited to give the annual Paykel Lecture.
The lecture series was renamed the Paykel Lecture Series in honour of Professor Paykel, following his retirement from Head of Department in 2001.
2013 Paykel Lecture
The 2013 Paykel Lecture was given by Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry from King’s College London.
The title of the Lecture was : ‘From shaggy to dickkopf; deconvoluting the amyloid cascade in Alzheimer’s disease (and some thoughts on why mice don’t get dementia but killer whales should)’.
A list of previous speakers and their lectures is given below. The Paykel Lecture is currently held in Michaelmas term (autumn) of each year on the Addenbrooke’s site. Details about the 2012 Paykel Lecture will be advertised here in due course.
|2012||Prof. Eileen Joyce||The Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia: Neural Basis and Clinical Relevance|
|2011||Prof. Guy Goodwin||The Bipolar Phenotype|
|2010||Prof. Peter Fonagy||Mentalization based Therapy – State of the Art|
|2009||Dr. Wayne C. Drevets||Neurological Studies of Rewards Processing In Major Depression|
|2008||Prof. Eric Taylor||Impulsiveness and its pathology|
|2007||Prof. German Berrios||The Epistemology of Psychiatry|
|2006||Prof. Paul Harrison||Genes for schizophrenia and how they operate: what do we know and what does it mean?|
|2005||Prof. PJ Cowen||Recovering from depression: It’s not over when it’s over|
|2004||Prof. Simon Wessely||Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – the story of the (?first) Gulf War Syndrome|
|2003||Prof. Jules Angst||The Mood spectrum: New Developments|
|2002||- No lecture -|
|2001||Dr. Myrna Weissman||How we began to study depression: a tribute to Eugene Paykel|
|2000||Prof. David Nutt||Imaging and Imagination in Anxiety|
|1999||Prof. Terrie Moffitt||Developmental Perspective on Anti-Social Personality Disorder: 25 years of Longitudinal Study|
|1998||Prof. Sir Robin Murray||Schizophrenia: Early Misconnections to Adult Misconceptions|
|1997||Prof. Peter McGuffin||The Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia|
|1996||Dr. Robert E. Kendell||The Environmental Contribution to the Aetiology of Schizophrenia|
|1995||Prof. George W. Brown||The Psychosocial Origins of Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Recent Evidence|
|1994||Prof. Sir Michael Rutter||Why do some People have so much Stress?|
|1993||- No lecture -|
|1992||Prof. Sir David Goldberg||The Psychiatry of General Practice: Altering a Filter to Mental Health Care|
|1991||Prof. Norman Krietman||Understanding the Epidemiology of Suicide|
|1990||Prof. George Winokur||The Correct Classification of the Manias and Depressions|
|1989||Dr. Elliot S. Gershon||The Scientific Revolution in Genetics and Psychiatry|
|1988||Prof. John K. Wing||What Care? Which Community?|
These lectures are open to all. Lectures are is preceded by coffee, tea and biscuits, and followed by a reception with drinks and canapes.