The London Society of The
New Lacanian School / Nouvelle Ecole Lacanienne
1. The London
Society (LS) is an affiliated Society of the New Lacanian
School (NLS). The NLS was created within the World
Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP), and registered under
the loi de 1901 in Paris in 2003.
2. The objectives
of the LS are:
a – the realisation of the aims of the World Association of Psychoanalysis in the United Kingdom,
i.e. to promote psychoanalysis in conformity with the
orientation given by Jacques Lacan to the field opened by
b – the creation of working links with other
affiliated societies in Europe.
3. The LS
supports transference to work of those who, whether they are
members or not, show their desire to know about
4. As an organ of
the New Lacanian School, the London Society is a place of
formation of psychoanalysts.
Article 1 – Name, duration and
a – The London Society of the New Lacanian
School is an unincorporated not-for-profit organisation
created within the NLS, itself a School of the WAP.
b – Being an affiliated Society of the NLS,
the LS is governed by the Executive Committee of the NLS.
The administration of the Society is based in London. Its
seat is at 17B Granville Road, London, N4 4EJ.
c – The duration of the LS is unlimited.
Article 2 – Aims
a – The aims of the LS are to promote the
elaboration and transmission of psychoanalysis in the UK in
conformity with the aims of the WAP.
b – The LS works in the following
ways: seminars, workshops, conferences, working groups
(cartels), teaching, publications, electronic lists, etc.
Article 3 – Membership
a – Becoming a member of the LS implies an
involvement in the work of the Society and a demonstration
of transference to work and to the School.
b – A demand for becoming a
member of the LS is a process that takes its beginning in
the demand made to the Bureau who is supposed to respond to
c – Becoming a member of the LS is a process
that includes 2 encounters, one with a member of the Bureau
of the LS and one with a member of the NLS Executive
d – Members of the LS can be nominated as
members of the NLS. They are admitted as members of the NLS
by the Council of the WAP following the recommendation of
the NLS Commission for admission.
e – Members of the NLS are also members of
the WAP. Members of the LS who are also members of the NLS
therefore pay WAP fees and NLS fees as well as the LS fees.
f – Members of the LS pay annual membership
fees to the LS. Non-payment of fees at the end of the
current calendar year may result in the loss of membership
of the LS.
g – Members of the Society undertake not to
make inappropriate usage of the name of the London Society
of the NLS and of WAP, nor to harm their reputation, nor to
speak disrespectfully about their members, whether dead or
alive, former or current.
– The Bureau
a – The LS is administered by a Bureau
consisting of a Chair, a Secretary and a Treasurer. It is
established by the joint signatures of the Chair and the
President of the NLS.
b – The nomination of the Chair is a process
made up of 3 stages:
– proposal by the outgoing Chair,
– ratification by the President of the NLS,
– approval by the members at the AGM.
c – Responsibilities of the Bureau include
representing the LS to the outside world, liaising
with the Executive Committee of the NLS and facilitating and
co-ordinating the LS work activities.
d – Members who wish to contribute to the
activities of the Society submit proposals for work to the
e – The Bureau can nominate members to carry
out specified work projects.
Article 5 – The Annual General
a – The Annual General Meeting takes place
once a year. Notice of at least 21 days must be given prior
to the Meeting.
b – The AGM comprises all the members of the
Society. Its functions are:
– hearing the reports of the Bureau,
– commenting on the matters presented to it,
– approving the accounts of the work carried
– approving the nomination of the new Chair and
c – The Chair can also convene an
Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of members when
necessary. Notice of at least 14 days must be given prior to
– Amendment and dissolution
a – The purpose of these
Statutes is to render explicit the process, the framework
and the manner in which the LS conducts its activities.
b – The Statutes of the LS can be revised
when necessary. The amendment(s) must be approved by the
President of the NLS and ratified by the simple majority of
c – The Society can be dissolved at the
Meeting by a two-third majority vote of members present and
with the consent of the President of the NLS.
d – In the instance of dissolution the assets
of the Society will be returned to the NLS. .