In partnership with John Hansard Gallery and the Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities, the Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu) invited research scientists, post-doctoral researchers and postgraduate students working across a range of science disciplines and in multidisciplinary contexts to take part in a pilot programme bringing together science and poetry.
Aiming to foster an environment of multi-disciplinarity, Poetic Science supports community-based researchers and/or citizen scientists and University postgraduate students, post-docs and researchers in the sciences to develop creative engagement and communication techniques around their research through poetry.
“Poetic Science was an extremely fun and refreshing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed finding ways to express my thoughts and passion for my science using creative language. Since then, I have used poetry in my public engagement and even in outreach classes that I ran with school students before the summer holidays. I would do this again, 100%!” – Nikhil Mistry
We are now searching for the class of 2021!
Please submit your Expression of Interest to Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde at [email protected] by Thursday 26 November 2021 at 10am, with the subject Poetic Science EOI. Please include your name, contact details, job title, course/department/organisation, and an overview of your research (350 words max).
Look out for…
With New Words: Poetic Science Panel Discussion
Tuesday 12 November
In this pre-recorded panel discussion with cohort one and curatorial project team, learn more about participant’s experiences, examples of outcomes, and how you can get involved as part of the 2021/22 call out and live event in March 2022. This will be available here on our website after the event!
Watch the first Poetic Science event here.