Date: Saturday 10th April 2010
Venue: University of Warwick.
2010 Symposium Faculty
Dannie Abse, London; Alan Beattie, Lancaster; Christina Britzolakis, Warwick; Mary Crowder, Bristol; Giskin Day, Imperial College, London; Lise Day, Cape Town, South Africa; Rose Flint, Corsley; William Foster, Gloucester; Wendy French, London; Sandy Goldbeck-Wood; Peter Goldsworthy Poet and medical practitioner, Australia ; Sam Guglani, Cheltenham; Michael Hulse, Editor, The Warwick Review; Kevin Ilsley, Bromyard; Sarah Kelly; Sir Bruce Keogh, London; John Livingston, Leeds; Cheryl Moskowitz, London; James Naughtie, London; Stephanie Norgate, Midhurst, West Sussex; Simon Opher, Dursley ;Brenda Read-Brown, Tewkesbury; Susan Reynolds, British Library, London; Donald Singer, Warwick; Can Sonmez, Warwick; Stephen Wilson, Oxford; John Riddington Young, Sheffield
There were 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 were published on the Symposium website.
The 2010 Hippocrates Awards for poetry and medicine were announced at the 2010 Symposium by judges:
- BBC broadcaster James Naughtie
- poet Dannie Abse CBE
- NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh