8th September 2020 Making a Psychopath


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NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOT ON OUR USUAL WEDNESDAY AND NOT AT OUR USUAL VENUE.

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Find out what truly makes a psychopath, from the leading expert who helped to create Killing Eve’s Villanelle

Dr Mark Freestone has worked on some of the most interesting, infamous and disturbing psychopath cases of recent times and is now sharing his phenomenal insight.

Case by fascinating case, get to know seven of the most dangerous minds that Dr Freestone has encountered over the last 15 years; these are up close accounts of some of Britain’s most psychopathic criminals, and what can happen if you fall victim to their supreme powers of manipulation.

Dr Freestone will explore the many factors that make a psychopath, the complexities and contradictions of their emotions and behaviour, and the lives they live in and out of institutions. This discussion will open a window into the world of those who operate in a void of human emotion … and what can be done to control them.

Dr Freestone will be doing a book signing after the talk. Copies of “Making a Psychopath” will be on sale at the venue. 

Timing and event details 

DOORS: 19:00

START: 19:30

Admission is FREE but during the interval we asks for donations. This is to cover speaker expenses and social media fees. If you cannot afford to donate, please do not! If you can, £3-£5 would be greatly appreciated.

Venue: The Square Club, Berkeley Square Hotel, 15 Berkeley Square

Speaker biography

Mark Freestone PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London. 

He has worked in prisons and forensic mental health services for over 15 years as a researcher and clinician, including in the High Secure Category A prison estate, which houses some of the UK’s most notorious and high-risk criminals. 

He has also worked at Rampton and Broadmoor Special Hospitals – institutions which have housed the likes of the Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe, Moors Murderer Ian Brady, Levi Bellfield and Charles Bronson – as part of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) Programme. 

He is a consultant to BBC America’s Killing Eve, an editor of the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology and currently an advisor to NHS England on services for men and women with a diagnosis of severe personality disorder. 

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