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.
With the aim of nurturing an environment of multi-disciplinarity, collaboration and connectivity, this year, Poetic Science is seeking expressions of interest from both community-based researchers and/or citizen scientists and University postgraduate students, post-docs and researchers in the sciences. Working with creative writer, Dr Helen Eastman, participants will develop skills in creative writing and communication techniques based on their areas of scientific interest 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
In order to get involved, please submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) to:
Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde at [email protected] by Sunday 12 December 2021, 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).
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.