Join us for our latest poetry event as we team up with UCL for an evening celebration of poetry and neuroscience
Following last year’s successful poetry event with Roger McGough, the RSA is linking with UCL’s Radical Neuroscience Research domain to celebrate poetry and neuroscience.
UCL’s Hamish Stewart, Head of Regular Giving at UCL’s Development and Alumni Office will speak on behalf of UCL’s new initiative - Neuroscience Domain - to "help bring light to transform our world. Neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative scientific frontier embracing chemistry, computer science, engineering and allied disciplines including philosophy, mathematics, physics and psychology ." - Hamish Stewart.
Leading poets performing their work are:
Alan Brownjohn FRSL is a poet, teacher, lecturer. Brownjohn’s literary contribution to English literary media and poetry has been constant over fifty years. His latest collection A Bottle and Other Poems, published by Enitharmon (London), sold out. Educated at Merton and having taught in South London, Brownjohn continues to enjoy exploring nuances of language.
Be Manzini FRSA is a Zimbabwean-born performance artist, film producer and lecturer, who has reached over 3000 students with her poems and workshops. Residencies in Hoxton, Stratford East, SLAM poetry fests - and her role as Director of Word Champions in East London - have put her at the front of literary activism. Be’s recent work for BFI |PoetryFilm `Paradox` was shown at Soho’s Groucho Club and Hackney’s Picture House in December.
Anne Stewart’s poetry and service as a prolific reviewer is shown by her website in its generous reach of poets, publications and competitions. Winner of The Bridport Prize, The Silver Wyvern and Southport Prize, Anne’s poems and articles have been published in academic journals and in international venues. The Janus Hour (Oversteps Books) and Only Here Till Friday, keynote this poet’s collections. Her fortnightly contributions to Shortlands Poetry Circle is celebrated by the group.
Joelle Taylor FRSA is apoet, lecturer, performer, rap artist, Poetry Society member and the initiator of SLAM bassadors. Recently returned from touring in Brazil her latest collection The Woman Who was not There (Burning Eye ) and is described by Benjamin Zephaniah as "Fearless".
Jay Bernard, Oxbridge graduate, winner of The Foyle's Young Poet's Prize 2005, graphic artist, writer, performer in the media including BBC's The Culture Show and Buckingham Palace.
Jay's work includes being poet in residence and mentor to many young peoplein the UK. His collections include `Your Sign is Cuckoo Girl` much acclaimed.
The event will be hosted by Aydin Onac, Headmaster of St Olave’s Grammar School in Kent, one of the UK’s high performance schools with over 50 Oxbridge entries this year. Aydin is also a Mathematics lecturer and a concert pianist.
Tickets £12.00 (plus booking fee). Please book at the top of this page.
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Location: UCL/The Institute, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H OAL