What causes psychosis?

Café Scientifique exploring the role of social, built and physical environments in the onset of psychotic disorders.


Dr James Kirkbride explores how our external environment affects the risk of experiencing a psychotic episode.


Psychosis is characterised by a loss of contact with reality. From minor hallucinations through to disorders such as schizophrenia, the symptoms are wide-ranging and diverse.


Café Scientifique events are dialogue-based and allow for time for discussion between and amongst the audience and the speaker.

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Events coming up

  • Virus Hunting 03 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London Discover how cutting edge technologies are revealing secrets about viruses at a speed we could never have imagined.
  • Invisible: the allure of the unseen 03 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London What would you do if you were invisible? Join author Philip Ball to explore our fascination with the unseen.
  • The secret life of crystals 03 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London A public talk on crystals and their uses, as part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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