Making psychology accessible.

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The Weekend University aims to make the best ideas in psychology more accessible to the general public.

To do this, we organise ‘lecture days‘ on weekends where you get a full day of talks from the UK’s leading psychologists, and university professors. We carefully select our speakers, so that you only get the most interesting lectures from the best universities – giving you the best bits of a university semester, at a tiny fraction of the price.


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What People Say About The Weekend University

‘The Weekend University is always very well-organised. Niall (McKeever) really puts his heart into The Weekend University and its shows in the quality of the speakers he brings in.’

– Professor Mick Cooper

‘The Weekend University attracts hundreds of interested learners to their fascinating monthly psychology sessions in London. I have enjoyed teaching for them several times.’ 

– Professor Emmy van Deurzen

“I found The Weekend University highly enjoyable as it was very well organized with an audience that was both full and enthusiastic with their engaging questions.”

– Professor Bruce Hood

‘I spoke at The Weekend University’s Day on Potential event in September 2019. Great audience and well organised event!’

– Professor Richard Wiseman

‘I had plenty of time to give a thorough exploration of the topic, with breaks, some audience participation and time for lots of questions.’

– Dr Susan Blackmore

“The Weekend University events are very well organised, and an excellent initiative for furthering the public’s understanding of psychology.”

– Professor Paul Gilbert

What TWU attendees are saying:

I just wanted to say what a fabulous day it was on Sunday. The presenters were all highly engaging and the material fascinating. I am ever so grateful to have been able to attend and look forward to any future similar events with ‘zest’!

Caroline Glasner

I found the 3 speakers to be extremely well prepared, professional, charismatic, authentic in their delivery of there content. They all had something to share. They were very clear on the “takeaways” which I found in important for such a long day. They all 3 were also very generous in spending time after their talk, to answer more 1-2-1 questions on the side of the room. Very generous. I look forward to future weekend university days.

Anthony Lee

What an intense and heartening day, Jan 28th at Birkbeck U venue. Despite being crowded (testiment to the desire for these events and the caliber) we were comfortable enough to be riveted by the material for hours. I appreciated the free coffee, because the day was long for those like me who come from outside the city. I look forward to the slides being sent to fill out my notes. Fellow audients were warm and attending for a variety of reasons, and are the second fab reason to be there for the day.

Anne Perry

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