2018 Hippocrates Workshop on Poetry and Medicine: Saturday 21st April

Venue: 10am - 6pm at Cryfield Pavilion, University of Warwick 

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Maximum number of participants: 60

Themes (see programme below)

- doctors and poetry

- poems on medical subjects by non-medical writers

- poems on non-medical subjects by medical professionals

- nature and function of poetry for medical professionals

- what we talk about when we talk about poetry

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£50: includes tea, coffee and lunch (25% discount for Hippocrates Society members). Does not include optional dinner in Kenilworth from 7pm on 21st April.

The Hippocrates Initiative is pleased to announce a one-day workshop devoted to a question that has continually presented itself as an unresolved difficulty over our nine years of symposia: when poets and literary scholars on the one hand, and medical professionals on the other, speak of poetry, do they mean the same thing?

On Saturday 21 April 2018 we shall meet at the University of Warwick to discuss doctors and poetry, poems on medical subjects by non-medical writers, poems on non-medical subjects by medical professionals, the nature and function of poetry for medical professionals, and that thorniest of issues, what we talk about when we talk about poetry. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. and will include lunchtime and late afternoon readings by medical professionals and Hippocrates Prize winners.

The Warwick University venue for the workshop, Cryfield Sports Pavilion, accommodates 60, and the number of participants is therefore capped at that figure. The charge for the day, to include lunch and refreshments, is £50. A detailed programme will be posted here shortly. To register please click here.

Programme 

9.30  
Registration and coffee

10.00  
Michael Hulse and Donald Singer: opening remarks

10.10   
What we talk about when we talk about poetry.
Plenary discussion led by Michael Hulse

11.00  
Coffee

11.20  
Tony Daniels: ‘Doctors and poetry’

11.40  
Doctors and poetry
Discussion in groups, followed by plenary discussion led by Tony Daniels/Norbert Hirschhorn

12.30 
Readings

Ellen Storm
Norbert Hirschhorn 

13.00  
Lunch

14.00  
Poems on non-medical subjects by medical professionals
Discussion in groups, followed by plenary discussion led by Ellen Storm

14.50
Poems on medical subjects by non-medical writers
Discussion in groups, followed by plenary discussion led by Edward Picot

15.40
Coffee

16.00
The nature and nurture of poetry for medical professionals
Plenary discussion led by Danielle Hope

16.50
Short break

17.00
Reading by 2017 prizewinners

Kathy D’Arcy tbc

Rosie Jackson

Iora Dawes

18.00

Wine and wind-down


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