About this event

  • Date and time Wed 16 Feb 2022 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join this fascinating meeting to study the background to the medical training and influences of poets, John Keats and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. We will be assessing the formative influences this had on each and evaluating the extent to which the arts remain an integral part of exploring medicine and health.

This session will consist of two lectures by two renowned scholars, Professor Nichols Roe and Professor Neil Vickers. They will be reviewing the lives of Keats and Coleridge to provide a better understanding of the influence of poetry on clinical practice.

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the effect of medical training on these poets
  • Discuss ways in which both poets use the humane condition
  • Identify ways in which poetry influences medical and healthcare professionals

There is a limited number of places available for this in-person event. You can now live stream this meeting from anywhere. Click here to book the live stream. 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 15 February 2022.

Member

RSM Member
Day 1
£25.00 Meeting
£55.00 Dinner
(optional)

Non - Member

Non - Member
Day 1
£44.00 Meeting
£55.00 Dinner
(optional)
Guest
Day 1
£44.00 Meeting
£55.00 Dinner
(optional)

Key speakers

Professor Nicholas Roe

Biographer, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Professor of English, University of St Andrews

Speaker's biography

Professor Nichols Roe is a scholar of English literature and an academic, specialising in Romantic literature and culture. He is Wardlaw Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews, and Chair of the Keats Foundation. His biography, John Keats a New Life was published by Yale University Press in 2012.

Professor Neil Vickers

Professor of English Literature and the Health Humanities and Co-Director, Centre for the Humanities and Health, King’s College London

Speaker's biography

Professor Neil Vickers is a Professor of English Literature and the Health Humanities and co-director of the Centre for the Humanities and Health at Kings College London. He previously had a career in epidemiology and public health.

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Sean Hughes, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

John Keats and medicine

Professor Nicholas Roe, Biographer, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Professor of English, University of St Andrews

Samuel Taylor Coleridge and medicine

Professor Neil Vickers, Professor of English Literature and the Health Humanities and Co-Director, Centre for the Humanities and Health, King’s College London

Panel discussion
Close of meeting
Dinner

Pre-registered delegates only

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this meeting are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Due to current government guidelines there is limited audience capacity. If UK government guidelines and restrictions change, the format of this event will be updated to comply, and all delegates will be notified via email. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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