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Register for the Symposium and the Hippocrates Awards

4th International Symposium on Poetry & Medicine and Hippocrates Awards
Saturday 18th May, 2013

Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2B


09.00  REGISTRATION

09.30  Introduction: the Hippocrates initiative on poetry and medicine
           Donald Singer and Michael Hulse, University of Warwick 

          MEDICAL THEMES IN POETRY (1)

09.40  The plague of Thebes:
           an historical epidemic in Sophocles’ drama Oedipus Rex
           Antonis A. Kousoulis, Imperial College, London

10.00   “Saturn hath the Left Eare, Jupiter the Right”:
            poetry and the place of astrology in medicine
            John Riddington Young, Bideford

            KEYNOTE ADDRESS - 1  

10.20   Pills for the Muses: poetry and medical trade in the 19th century
            Hugues Marchal, University of Basel, Switzerland

10.50   Speaker panel - Question and answer session

11.10   Coffee & Posters

            MEDICAL THEMES IN POETRY (2)

11.40   “The rest of me here on the bed”:
            landscapes of pain in Dorothy Molloy’s cancer poetry
            Luz Mar González-Arias, University of Oviedo, Spain

            KEYNOTE ADDRESS - 2

12.00   "Poetry and Resilience in Medical Education and Practice"
            Anne Hudson Jones, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA

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12.30   Speaker Panel - Question and answer session

13.00   Lunch and Posters

           GUEST POETRY READING

14.00   Philip Gross, University of Glamorgan

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           POETRY IN THERAPY

14.25   Walking back to words: poetry from stroke survivors with aphasia
             Andrew McMillan, John Moores University, Liverpool

14.50   Illuminating the present: poetry and dementia
            Cheryl Moskowitz, London

15.15   Speaker panel - Question and answer session:

15.35   TEA and POSTERS

            HIPPOCRATES AWARDS SESSION 

16.00   Poetry Reading: Jo Shapcott

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16.20   Remarks on behalf of the Judges: 
           Jo Shapcott 
           Clare Pollard   

            Young Poets award: Paul Munden, NAWE
            NHS awards: Dr Theodore Dalrymple
            Open awards: Roger Highfield  

            Readings from the 7 winning poems

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             HIPPOCRATES PRESS BOOK LAUNCH    

17.30    Wendy French and Jane Kirwan, Born in the NHS

17.50    RECEPTION

19.00    CLOSE 


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