The Poetry of Science Short Course

I am very excited to announce that I will be running a 3-day course on ‘The Poetry of Science’ with the award-winning poet Helen Mort at the Manchester Writing School from 29th – 31st May.

In this course, internationally renowned scientists, poets, and science-poets will provide an introduction to the links between science and poetry, and how the two disciplines can work together to better understand the world and the way in which we live. Participants will have the opportunity to work on poems that help to communicate and re-consider scientific topics, and will be provided with feedback and advice on how to make them more effective, engaging and empathetic.

You can sign up here to the course here:

Please get in touch if you would like any further details about the course.


Senior Lecturer in Science Communication, Manchester Metropolitan University
Phone: 0161 2471203
Skype: sam.illingworth