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SciPo2019, a meeting of science and poetry

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St Hilda's College

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OX4 1DY

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SciPo, founded at St Hilda’s college in 2016 by Emeritus Fellow in Biology Sarah Watkinson, and poet Jenny Lewis of The Poet’s House Oxford, is an annual one-day conference exploring the creative common ground between science and poetry. Established poets read and discuss their work with 50 participants from across the university and wider public (see a podcast of SciPo2018 here). Organisers for 2019 are Elsa Hammond (St Hilda's Lecturer in English) and Sarah Watkinson.

The 2019 theme is ‘Plants, Brain and Imagination’, with poets Adam Horovitz, Frances Leviston and Michael Simmons Roberts reading and discussing their work at St Hilda’s on 8th June.

PROGRAMME (all in the Lady Brodie Room and adjoining Sibthorp Room):

9.30-10.15 Arrival, tea/ coffee and welcome

10.15-12.30: Symposium, with guest poets Adam Horovitz, Frances Leviston and Michael Symmons Roberts, on the creative common ground between science and poetry, followed by plenary discussion among all present. Chair, Sarah Watkinson

12.30-13.30: Lunch break, tea & coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Participants are welcome to picnic in the college gardens.

13.30-15.15: Readings by guest poets, compère Elsa Hammond

15.15-15.45 Tea & coffee

15.45-17.00 SciPo poetry competition prize giving, with winners reading their poems, followed by open mic, compère Elsa Hammond

PARKING

No car parking is available in the college grounds but there is a small public car park and parking spaces along roads nearby. It is always a problem in Oxford – please allow yourself time to park, or use the Park and Ride buses.

For any questions about the event, please contact sarah.watkinson@plants.ox.ac.uk

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