Femi Oyebode to Speak in Shrewsbury Dialogues Programme
16 Jan 2024

The public are welcome to attend a talk by one of Britain's leading psychiatrists Professor Oyebode at Barnes Theatre, Shrewsbury School on January 24th as part of the school's Shrewsbury Dialogues Programme of academic talks. 

Shrewsbury School is hosting an exciting evening of psychiatry hosted by author and broadcaster Professor Femi Oyebode. 

Professor Oyebode led the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham from 2003-2009, and was awarded the 2016 Royal College of Psychiatrists lifetime achievement award after decades of research on clinical psychopathology and delusional misidentification syndromes. 

His talk at Shrewsbury is part of the school’s Shrewsbury Dialogues Programme; a series of academic lectures given by experts in their field.  Professor Oyebode’s talk is open to the public - anyone with an interest in psychiatry or Professor Oyebode’s work is welcome to attend on Wednesday, January 24th.

His other specialisms include the medical humanities and the application of ethics to psychiatric practice. Since retiring from clinical practice in 2021, he has focused on teaching, broadcast work and writing. He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Psychiatry, the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine, and presented the 2023 BBC Radio 4 series, Is Psychiatry Working?

In his talk, Professor Oyebode will share insights from his career, including his views on the intersection of medicine and humanities. As a published poet and author of books such as Madness at the Theatre, Professor Oyebode will discuss his views on the humanising role of literature in medicine. Students and guests will be invited to explore the idea that the ‘wonder of the human being is the capacity to imagine the other'.

The talk at Shrewsbury takes place on Wednesday, January 24th at 7.30pm in the school’s Barnes Theatre. 

The talk is open to the public, with tickets available via