Upcoming Art of Psychiatry meeting “James Henry Pullen. The Genius of Earlswood Asylum” with Ian Jones-Healey. 15 June 2017 6pm Robin Murray B IoPPN. All welcome!

May 25, 2017, 8:30 pm
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Please Join us for our upcoming Art of Psychiatry Society meeting:

“James Henry Pullen. The Genius of Earlswood Asylum”

with speaker Ian Jones-Healey

15 June 2017 6pm Robin Murray B IoPPN. All welcome!

Ian Jones-Healey is the Langdon Down Museum Archivist and journal/website editor for the Down’s Syndrome Association in Teddington south-west London. Ian is particularly interested in researching the social history of learning disability.

James Henry Pullen, (1835-1916), was a resident of the Royal Earlswood Asylum near Redhill. In his lifetime he was said to have the condition of savant syndrome though today he may have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Condition. Pullen created model ships including Brunel’s Great Eastern and the warship, Princess Alexandra. He also made a pictorial autobiography, imaginary ships, paintings and models.


This is an open meeting and all are welcome (including SLaM employees, psychiatry trainees, service users, members of the public).  No need to book.  It’s okay to turn up late.  Entrance is free!

Snacks and wine available.

Contact us:


How to find the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN): http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/about/findus/index.aspx

Read up beforehand! (optional of course)

The Langdon Down Museum:  https://langdondownmuseum.org.uk/
James Henry Pullen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Henry_Pullen


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