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Centre for Poetry and Science

I stumbled upon this awhile ago, and with their new web design I almost didn’t recognize it: This is a program based at the University of Liverpool (UK) called the Liverpool University Centre for Poetry and Science (LUPAS). This program is run by Deryn Rees-Jones of the School of English and Dr. Lesley A Iwanejko of the School of Biological Sciences. Pretty self-explanatory (I hope). The centre makes the argument that while “traditionally opposed,” poety and science have a lot to say about each other and these ties should be explored. Mostly the website features writings about science, although they are currently promoting speaker Alison Mark who “will explore the use of science in the poetry of Veronica Forrest-Thomson” in her upcoming talk.

Their Links page is also very interesting.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.