Past Events

Previous years' events

  • Guilt Screening: Peepli Live (Rizvi, 2010)

  • 3rd Guilt Colloquium: Corruption

  • Guilt Reading Group: from Marcel Hénaff, The Price of Truth

  • Guilt Workshop: Guilt and Debt

  • Birkbeck Arts Week: Patrick Marber in Conversation

  • Birkbeck Arts Week: Poetry and Political Guilt

  • Guilt Screening: Le Chagrin et la Pitié [The Sorrow and the Pity] (Ophuls, 1969)

  • Guilt Reading Group: from Ruth Leys, From Guilt to Shame

  • Guilt Screening: Manda Bala [Send a Bullet] (Kohn, 2007)

  • Guilt Screening: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (Gibney, 2013)

  • Guilt Workshop: Guilt and the Transnational

  • Joint discussion with the Birkbeck Ethics Group: Margaret Gilbert, ‘Collective Guilt and Collective Guilt Feelings’

  • Guilt Screening: Secret City (Chanan, 2012)

  • SPACE/ Guilt Group Theatre Trip: Waste by Harley Granville Barker

  • Joint discussion with the Birkbeck Ethics Group: Marina Oshana, ‘Moral Taint’

  • Guilt Workshop: Guilt and Judgement

  • Joint discussion with the Birkbeck Ethics Group: Christian Miller, ‘Guilt and Helping’

  • Guilt Reading Group: Guilt-Cultures and Shame-Cultures

  • Guilt Screening: Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1974)

  • Workshop and Screening: Guilt and Spectatorship

  • Guilt Screening: The Fallen Idol (Reed, 1948)

  • Joint Reading Group with the Psychoanalysis Working Group: Helen Block Lewis on Shame and Guilt

  • Guilt Reading Group: Guilt and Shame

  • Guilt Screening: The Innocents (Clayton, 1961)

  • Joint BRAKC/Guilt Group session: Sanity, Madness and the Family: An Urgent Retrospective

  • Guilt Screening: Cool Hand Luke (Rosenberg, 1967)

  • Birkbeck Arts Week Performance: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  • Lecture-performance: Guilt and Utopian Space

  • Guilt Screening: Il Cristo Proibito [The Forbidden Christ] (Malaparte, 1951)

  • 2nd Guilt Colloquium: Collective Guilt

  • Guilt Screening: Interrupted Memory (Chanan, 2013)

  • Guilt Workshop: Confession and Forgiveness

  • Guilt Screening: Katyn (Wajda, 2007)

  • Joint BRAKC/Guilt Group/Psychoanalysis Working Group session: Discussion of R.D. Laing and Aaron Esterson's Sanity Madness and the Family

  • Guilt Workshop: Guilt and Responsibility


  • Guilt Screening: The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer, 2012)


  • Guilt Reading Group: Law and Guilt


  • Arn Chorn-Pond: Music Saved My Life 

  • BRAKC/Guilt Group/Psychoanalysis Working Group session: Discussion of Aaron Esterson, The Leaves of Spring

  • Guilt Workshop: Law, Guilt and Fate

  • Guilt Screening: Lone Star (Sayles, 1996)

  • Guilt Screening: Caché [Hidden] (Haneke, 2005)

  • Guilt Reading Group: Adorno, ‘The Meaning of Working Through the Past’


  • Guilt Screening: Nostalgia de la Luz [Nostalgia for the Light] (Guzmán, 2010)

  • Guilt Workshop: History, Memory, Politics

  • Guilt Screening: The Last of England (Jarman, 1987)

  • Guilt Workshop: Guilt, Scandal and Accountability

  • Guilt Screening: Un Vivant Qui Passe (Lanzmann, 1997)

  • Public lecture for the Bad Vibes Club - Sam Ashenden and James Brown: ‘Scapegoat: Guilt and the survival of the archaic’

  • Guilt Screening: The Trial (Welles, 1962)

  • 1st Guilt Colloquium

  • Guilt Screening: In a Lonely Place (Ray, 1950)

  • Guilt Workshop: Nationalism, State Formation and Collective Guilt

  • Guilt Screening: Muriel (Resnais, 1963)

  • Guilt Workshop: Children and Guilt

  • Guilt Screening: Capturing the Friedmans (Jarecki, 2003)

  • Guilt Screening: The Third Man (Reed, 1949)

  • Launch of Economy and Society special interdisciplinary issue on guilt, edited by Sam Ashenden & James Brown

  • Guilt Workshop: Guilt, shame and related concepts

  • Guilt Screening: Cross-Channel (Peck, 2009)