Remember the science poetry competition organised by the Radcliffe Science Library and Kellogg College back in the summer? From 1-27 February 2011 the winning ten poems are on display at the Museum (in Broad St)! Visitors can also listen to recordings of the poets reading their own work. The recordings are also available as a podcast on the museum website. Thanks to museum director Jim Bennett the poems can now reach a whole new audience.
Coincidentally – or not? – the museum also has a talk on Tuesday 1st Feb at 19.00 on ‘Astronomy and poetry’. Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell looks at how poets have engaged with the science illustrated with readings of selected poems. For full details see the Museum of the History of Science "What's On" page.