Are psychedelics the future of psychiatry?

Monday 3rd July 2023, 7pm

Waterstones Glasgow, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW,7PM

This is a free event, but places are filling up fast! So to prevent disappointment and reserve a place, please register for the event at Eventbrite

You are invited to a free CafĂ© Scientifique-style event to hear from Professor David Nutt on the subject of psychedelic drugs as potential treatments for mental health conditions. 

 Psychedelic drugs, also known as hallucinogens, act on the brain to cause changes in perception, mood and cognitive functions. Professor David Nutt will talk about research into how psychedelic drugs, like psilocybin [magic mushrooms] LSD and DMT [ayahuasca], are working in the brain. David will also discuss the potential of psychedelic drugs as new treatments for mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and addiction. 

David is a psychiatrist and Professor at Imperial College London. David is currently Founding Chair of the charity and has been president of the European Brain Council, the British Association for Psychopharmacology and British Neuroscience Association. He broadcasts widely to the general public on pharmacology and psychiatric matters, has over 60k followers on twitter and has his own very popular podcast (

David has published 35 books and over 1000 research papers that define his many landmark contributions to psychopharmacology in anxiety disorders, depression, addiction and the clinical utility of psychedelics. Some of his work has been made into films/plays by e.g. Netflix and the BBC. 

This event is hosted by the 19th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology taking place in Glasgow July 2nd-7th. Informal enquiries can be sent to

We hope to see you there!