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AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOANALYSIS TODAY

British Psychoanalytical Society. A course held on Wednesday evenings at the Institute of Psychoanalysis during the autumn and spring terms. Each week there is a lecture followed by discussion in small groups. All lecturers and group leaders are practising psychoanalysts.

For further details and to register, contact Paula Taylorat: The Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Tel:020 7563-5010

e-mail: Paula.Taylor@iopa.org.uk

Website: www.psychoanalysis.org.uk/events2.htm

ZOOMORPHIC

A V&A exhibition on contemporary architecture inspired by animals. Zoomorphic will disply examples of such buildings from around the world, none more than 15 years old and many still under construction. Among the international architects whose work is featured are Frank Gehry, Antiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Greg Lynn and Michael Storkin. Architectural models, sketches and photographs will be displayed alongside stuffed animal specimens lent by the Natural History Museum. No animals were harmed during the making of this exhibition.

monday * July 14

The exhibition is FREE. Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL. Tel:020 7942 2000.

WHERE NOW FOR THE PEACE MOVEMENT?

Speaker: Kate Hudson, vice-chair CND. Kate Hudson has been travelling extensively around the country bringing people up to date on what is happening in the aftermath of the war on Iraq. She will speak on CND's role in the Stop the War Coalition; the possibility of legal action being taken against the government for waging what many feel was an illegal war. She will also outline future plans for the peace movement.

8pm, Muswell Hill Baptist Church (side entrance), Dukes Avenue, London N10 (just off Muswell Hill roundabout).

Organised by Fortis Green Labour Party.

wednesday * july 16

PENGUIN AUTHOR EVENT

Frank Kermode will be discussing his new book Pieces of My Mind: Writings 1958-2002 with Warwick Gould at the London Review Bookshop, Bury Place, London WC1 at 7pm. Tickets are [pounds]3 and can be purchased from the LRB on 020 7269 9030.

friday * july 8

THE ROYAL ACADEMY'S ELUSIVE FIRST PRESIDENT

Ian McIntyre, author of a new biography on Joshua Reynolds, discusses the Royal Academy's first president who rose from humble Devonshire origins to become the most celebrated portrait painter of his day and exercised a powerful influence over the development of British art.

Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Venue: The Royal Academy of Arts. London W1J OBD.

Tickets: [pounds sterling]12/[pounds sterling]6 students inc. entry to Summer Exhibition and drink.

friday * july 25

SHHH!! ... LES INROCKUPTIBLES

The V&A, in collaboration with achingly hip French music magazine Les inrockuptibles, will bring to London some of the hottest and most exciting music acts from the underground scene in France. Shhhl!...Les Inrockuptibles presents an eclectic mix of the cream of the French dance scene, decadent gallic rock and off-the-wall electronica, promising an unmissable evening of live performances and DJ sets by some of the most exciting French musicians today. The evening includes rare appearances from Daft Pun k's Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo's label Crydamoure, and the prestigious dance label F-Coin, founded by Laurent Gamier. Tickets [pounds sterling]12, advance booking only 020 7942 2211. Held on the last Friday in every month. …