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Poetry and Mind Event at the RSA


Monday 22nd February 2016

UCL/The Institute
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H OAL

Following last year’s successful event at UCL/The Institute with 100 guests celebrating Roger McGough’s contribution British literature, in 2016 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 .`

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.

Leading poets performing their work are :

Alan Brownjohn FRSL

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 at Enitharmon in London was a sell out.

Educated at Merton and having taught in South London Brownjohn continues to enjoy exploring nuances of language .

Be Manzini FRSA , Zimbabwean born performance artist ; film producer , lecturer 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 editor@poetrypf.co.uk– 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 –Artemis and in international venues. The Janus Hour (Oversteps Books) and Only Here Till Friday Biblioteca Universalis Bucharest keynote this poet’s collections . Her fortnightly contributions to Shortlands Poetry Circle is celebrated by the group.

Tickets £12.00.Please apply through the RSA on Eventbrite.