Date and Time

11th February 2023


Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square, London. WC1R 4RL

Speakers and Artists
  • Jacqueline Rose
  • Sharon Numa

The Stuart Hall Foundation is thrilled to welcome renowned public intellectual Jacqueline Rose for our 6th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation at Conway Hall, London, on Saturday 11th February 2023. She will deliver a lecture entitled ‘What is a Subject? Politics and Psyche After Stuart Hall’

Stuart Hall’s work can be read as a perpetual searching, however difficult or painful, for the linchpins which entangle intimate personal history to global political relations. It’s through this approach to reading Hall that Rose began to realise how deeply embedded his work was within psychoanalytical thought. In this lecture, Rose will track the key aspects of Hall’s thinking, and ask how, through its prism, he might have reached out to some of the most anguished political and cultural realities of our current times. 

Following Rose’s keynote and a brief intermission, she will be in conversation with psychotherapist, Sharon Numa and then an extensive Q&A with our audience.

Attendees can either join in person at Conway Hall in London, UK, or join online via a livestream. 

Tickets are now on sale and cost £20 full / £15 concession / £10 online.

Live online captions and BSL interpretation will be available. For any additional access information, please contact us on

Supported by Conway Hall. 

Speakers and Artists

Jacqueline Rose

Prof Jacqueline Rose is internationally known as a public intellectual for her writing on feminism, literature and psychoanalysis, South Africa and Israel/Palestine. She is Professor of Humanities and co-director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London.  A regular contributor to The London Review of Books, and The Guardian, her books include Sexuality in the Field of Vision and The Last Resistance (both published in the series Verso Radical Thinkers), The Haunting of Sylvia Plath, States of Fantasy, The Question of Zion, Women in Dark Times, Mothers – an essay on love and cruelty, and On Violence and On Violence Against Women. The Plague – Living Death in Our Times will be published in the UK next Spring by Fitzcarraldo. She is a co-founder of Independent Jewish Voices in the UK, a Fellow of the British Academy and of The Royal Literary Society.  

Sharon Numa

Dr Sharon Numa originally trained as a Clinical Psychologist, working in the NHS before undertaking the training in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic. While at the Tavistock she completed a clinical Phd on the topic of Shame.  She subsequently trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and is a Fellow of the Institute.  She has for some 30 years worked in private practice with adult patients and supervises a number of therapists.  Dr Numa is a training supervisor and therapist for the Bpf, and the ACP; she teaches clinical and theoretical seminars both here in London and in Beijing where she and a colleague have run a yearly workshop on Kleinian concepts.  She has also organised a discussion group at the Institute on Psychoanalysis and Race.  She recently edited a book which was published this year by The New Library of Psychoanalysis/Routledge on the early building blocks of identity called “On Being Oneself: Clinical Explorations on Identity from John Steiner’s Workshop” in which nine authors explore identity in the light of Kleinian theory.