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4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine

  • Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre Euston Road (map)


The symposium will include poster sessions, lectures, round table discussions and poetry readings:

- Guest reading - Philip Gross

- Reading by Hippocrates Awards judge - Jo Shapcott

- Readings by Wendy French and Jane Kirwan at Hippocrates Press book launch.

There will be sessions on historical and contemporary themes, illness and poetry, poetry as therapy, poetry in the education of medical students, nurses and doctors, and poetry as an aid to health professionals. The programme of lectures, round table discussions, poetry readings and the Hippocrates Awards Ceremony will be published on the Symposium website

The winners and commended entrants will be announced by the judges at the end of the 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine.