About this event

  • Date and time Wed 16 Feb 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Live stream - online
  • 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.

Do you want to attend this meeting in Central London? Click here to book your place.

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

This live stream is available for on-demand viewing. The recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the meeting takes place. 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 16 February 2022.

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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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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

Location

Live stream - online

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

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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