This Lecture is held every year in memory of Dr Eric J. Miller who gave exceptional service to OPUS as a founding director and then as policy adviser until his death in 2002.
The lecture is usually held on a Saturday in March, between the dates of his birth (February) and death (April). It usually lasts from 11.45am to 2pm, followed by a drinks reception until 3pm.
2004: Shmuel Erlich PhD
2005: Paul Hoggett PhD
2006: James Krantz PhD
2007: Dr Laurence Gould PhD
2008: Dr Anton Obholzer: “Group relations, organisational consultancy and coaching – rivals or partners?”
2009: Dr Wesley Carr: “The beautiful journey”
2010: Jean Reed: “Seeing the Connections, Making the Links”
2011: Ross Lazar: “Who’s afraid of the Organisation? ‘Angst’ in organisational life and what (if anything) to do about it”
2012: David Armstrong: “Terms of engagement – looking backwards and forwards at the Tavistock enterprise”
2013: Mira Erlich-Ginor: “The social protest movement as a dream matrix – facts, politics and dreams”
2014: Dr Tim Dartington: “Beyond evidence – tradition, innovation and the renewed capacity to think”
2015: Dr Jean Neumann: “Society as intrinsic to total life space: some experiential reflections”
2016: Larry Hirschhorn: “Exploring positive and negative emotions in organizations: Extending the Tavistock model”