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Victorian Citizen Science Event, Royal Society London, 21 May

21 May, 6.30-8PM.

‘People-powered science: citizen science in the 19th and 21st centuries’. Speakers: Professor Sally Shuttleworth, Professor Chris Lintott, Dr Berris Charnley. An informal discussion-based event on Constructing Scientific Communities. Learn how 19th-century models are offering ways of harnessing this huge popular interest, and how these models are helping to advance science. At the Royal Society, London. See: https://royalsociety.org/events/2015/05/citizen-science/.


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Working with Nineteenth-Century Medical and Health Periodicals – all-day workshop, St Anne’s College, 30 May

30 May, 9AM-6PM

Working with Nineteenth-Century Medical and Health Periodicals – all-day workshop. Seminar room 8, Ruth Deech Building, St Anne’s College. See here for more details. Spaces are limited so book now.


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Literature and Science Events this Week

11th May, 12:00-2:00PM.
Proustian Memory – a special event in the ‘Unconscious Memory’ seminar series. Professor Gordon Shepherd (Yale) Reassessing Mechanisms of Autobiographical Memory’. Dr Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (St Catherine’s, Oxford) Madeleines and Neuromodernism’. Chair: Dr Sowon Park (Corpus Christi, Oxford). Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, Meeting Room 4.

13th May, 5.30PM
Lee Macdonald (University of Leeds) ‘The magnificent services which it has rendered to science’: Astronomy and Meteorology at Kew Observatory. Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century. Seminar Room 3, St Anne’s College.

15th May, 2PM.
Dr Christopher Pittard (Portsmouth). ‘Her dog’s voice: Wilkie Collins, animality, and rabies in the 1870s.’ Literature and Science Research Seminar. English faculty, Seminar Room A.


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Today: Rey Lawson-Conquer: “Orange is the New Black: Colour in Poetry around 1900”

Joijn us today at TORCH, 13:45 at the, Colin Matthew Room, for

Rey Lawson-Conquer (Somerville) – “Orange is the new black: colour in/and poetry around 1900″

Rey Conquer is a second year DPhil student at Somerville College, Oxford. Rey is working on colour in poetry around 1900 and is currently a visiting student at the Freie Universität, Berlin.

Colour in Poetry around 1900

Colour in Poetry around 1900


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Literature and Science Events this Week

5th May, 1.45PM.
Rey Lawson-Conquer (Somerville) ‘Orange is the new black: colour in/and poetry around 1900’. Literature and Science Early Career Researchers’ Forum. TORCH, Colin Matthew Room.

8th May, 2PM.
Dr Natalia Cecire (Sussex), ‘Faces in the Crowd: Flash’s Figuration’. Literature and Science Research Seminar. English faculty, Seminar Room A.


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Literature and Science Early Career Researchers’ Forum – upcoming talks

The Literature and Science Early Career Researchers’ Forum will convene four times during this Trinity term. The meetings will be in rooms in the Radcliffe Humanities Building and each will be based around one researcher discussing their current work. See times, rooms and speakers below. All are welcome.
05/05/2015 13:45-15:30, Colin Matthew Room
Rey Lawson-Conquer (Somerville) – “Colour in/and poetry around 1900”

19/05/2015 13:45-15:30, Seminar Room (RH07) 
Alison Moulds (St Anne’s) – The (Medical) Woman Question in Nineteenth-Century Medical Journals

02/06/2015 13:45-15:30, Seminar Room (RH07) 
Robert Daly (New) – ‘From Poetry to Algebra: Russian Formalism and the “Language of Science”’

16/06/2015 14:15-16:00 – Seminar Room (RH07B)
Lloyd Houston (Brasenose) – ‘Their Syphilisation You Mean’: James Joyce and the Politics of Venereal Disease