Monday, April 28, 2008

12th May

Next time we'll continue our exploration of Robert Crawford's Contemporary Poetry and Contemporary Science with a focus on the following sections:
  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell, "Astronomy and Poetry" (pp. 125-140).
  • John Burnside, "Steinar Undir Steinahlithium", with introduction by R. M. M. Crawford (pp. 107-109).
Please feel free to bring along any other contemporary poems you would like to discuss.

We meet as usual in the upstairs seminar room at Darwin College, from 7.30-9pm. All welcome!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Nineteenth-Century Epic - A Symposium

A symposium on the 'Nineteenth-Century Epic' will be held at Newham College, Cambridge, on Friday 2nd May, from 2-5pm, hosted by the Cambridge Victorian Studies Group. Further details are available on this poster. To register, please contact

Monday, April 21, 2008

28th April

Our term exploring science and poetry begins on 28th April, in the upstairs seminar room at Darwin College from 7.30-9pm.

We will start to look at Robert Crawford (ed.), Contemporary Poetry and Contemporary Science (OUP, 2006), particularly the following chapters. A copy of the book is available on reserve in the Whipple Library.

  • Miroslav Holub, "Rampage, or Science in Poetry" (pp. 11-24).
  • Robert Crawford, "Biology", with introduction by Rona R. Ramsay (pp. 69-71).

Please feel free to bring along other poems that you would like to discuss...

All are welcome!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company and West Yorkshire Playhouse are putting on a production on Tom Stoppard's Hapgood: in Birmingham from 11-26 April 2008 and in Leeds from 1-24 May 2008.

Emily Ballou - The Darwin Poems

Australian poet Emily Ballou will read from her new collection, The Darwin Poems (a portrait of Charles Darwin) on April 16 2008 at 18.30 at The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College, London. Please RSVP

Monday, April 07, 2008

Beyond Measure - Conversations Across Art and Science

The new exhibition at Kettle's Yard, Beyond Measure: Conversations Across Art and Science, exploring the uses of geometry, runs until 1st June. Further details are available here.

BSLS book prize

Congratulations to former member of the Reading Group Ralph O'Connor on winning the first book prize of the British Society for Literature and Science for his The Earth on Show! The full announcement is available here.