Plants, Geology and Poetry at the Natural History Museum

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This event is organised by poets Elsa Hammond (Lecturer in English at St Hilda’s College), and Sarah Watkinson (Emeritus Fellow in Biological Sciences at St Hilda’s College).

Programme

10.30: Introduction to the event: Sarah Watkinson

10.45-11.15: Talk: 'Geology and Landscape': Philip Powell (Honorary Associate, Museum of Natural History)

11.15-12.00: Time to explore the museum following the talk

12.00-12.45: Lunch break (lunch is not provided, but the museum café is open)

12.45-15.00: Poetry writing workshop and readings: Elsa Hammond and Penny Boxall (Visiting Research Fellow in the Creative Arts at Merton College)

Location:

Seminar Room (ground floor, turn left inside main entrance)

Museum of Natural History

Oxford

  

SciPo is an annual meeting of scientists and poets to explore the creative common ground between poetry and science. It was founded by Jenny Lewis and Sarah Watkinson, and is supported by St Hilda’s College. The ‘Plants, Geology and Poetry’ workshop at the Natural History Museum is a special event of the 2019 TORCH SciPo Network, which is organised by Elsa Hammond and Sarah Watkinson, and supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities https://torch.ox.ac.uk/scipo.

The ‘Plants, Geology and Poetry’ workshop at the Natural History Museum is a free public event, with 15 places available. Booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plants-geology-and-poetry-at-the-natural-history-museum-tickets-81293379687