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King, P. (1960). Report on the 21st International Psycho-Analytical Congress Held in Copenhagen, July, 1959. Bul. Int. Psychoanal. Assn., 41:169-193.

(1960). Bulletin of the International Psycho-Analytic Association, 41:169-193

Report on the 21st International Psycho-Analytical Congress Held in Copenhagen, July, 1959

Pearl King, B.A.


The Twenty-first International Psycho-Analytical Congress took place in Copenhagen, under the auspices of the Danish Psycho-Analytical Society. It was held in Falkonercentret, a beautiful new conference hall, and the International Psycho-Analytical Association was the first scientific organization to use the centre. It provided a most pleasant and convenient setting for the Congress.

On Sunday evening, 26 July, the Municipality of Copenhagen gave a reception to all members of the Congress at the Radhus. Members were graciously received by Advocat Mrs Edel Saunte and most liberally entertained with unforgettable hospitality.

On the Tuesday, the Congress Dinner took place at Restaurant Wivex, and following this members were able to dance and to visit the beautiful Tivoli Gardens.

On the Wednesday, excursions were arranged, and in the afternoon the members of the Central Executive and Programme Committee were invited by Dr and Mrs Thorkil Vanggaard and the Danish Psycho-Analytical Society to tea at a lovely farm, north of Copenhagen, following a visit to Elsinore Castle.

On Wednesday evening, Princess Marie Bonaparte graciously entertained 200 members of the Congress at her beautiful family house, 'Lille Bernstorff', just outside Copenhagen.

On Monday evening some informal groups called Technical At Homes were held, during which members of the Congress had the opportunity of discussions with the following members of the International Psycho-Analytical Association: Dr K.

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