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The Tower - Myth and Fiction

  • Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute (BRLSI) 16-18 Queens Square, BATH BA1 2HN United (map)

Martin Gledhill

BSc. BArch. MA (Jungian/Post Jungian Studies)

Does Jung’s Tower at Bollingen still enchant us and if so why – is its story myth or fiction? This talk will explore how “well rehearsed” interpretations of the tower mythologise it and often overlook factual evidence to their contrary, at the cost of a wider understanding of Jung’s “confession of faith in stone”. (You may wish to read Chapter 8 – “The Tower” in Jung’s Memories Dreams and Reflections but this is not essential for the talk)

Martin Gledhill is an Architect and the Director of Studies for Architecture at the University of Bath. He has an MA in Jungian and Post Jungian Studies from the University of Essex undertaken with Andrew Samuels. He has a particular interest in the relationship between Analytical Psychology and built form and also how Jung’s work can inform the teaching of architecture. He is preparing a book on this subject.

Tickets at the door only: £10 (refreshments included)