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What is it like discover an unknown aspect of one’s self? Join us in discussing Milner’s exploration of the hinterland of thought: ‘happenings of vital importance to me… going on, not somewhere away from me, but just underneath the calm surface of my own mind’.

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Have you ever kept a diary? Join us in discussing Marion Milner’s experiment in living and writing – ‘the facts of my life were not so many fixed items which only needed adding up and balancing… Writing down my experiences then seemed to be a creative act which continually lit up new possibilities in what I had seen’.

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All are welcome to the first meeting of our reading group, where we will read the first chapter of A Life of One’s Own, in which Milner embarks upon her project of ‘trying to manage my life, not according to tradition, or authority, or rational theory, but by experiment.’

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