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Science & Poetry Café

Consilience | Sam Illingworth, Chandrakant Redican, Jenny Mitchell

Join us for an interdisciplinary exploration and celebration of science and poetry.

Featuring poets from across the world, the Science & Poetry Café presents an inclusive space for people to listen to poems that explore the intersections of the sciences and the arts, share their own science poetry, and discuss their experiences. The event will last for approximately 60 minutes and has been chosen to take place at a time that allows for the involvement of a truly global audience.

Upon registration you will also have the opportunity to indicate that you would like to read one of your own science poems at this event.

The Science & Poetry Café is a joint collaboration between Consilience (the world’s first peer-reviewed science & poetry journal), and Falling Walls Engage (the global platform for science engagement).


This is a digital event. If you would like to attend, please book your spot here.

Please note that this event is FREE to attend, but if you are able to make a donation (via Eventbrite) then it will be gratefully received to support the work of Consilience.

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Sam Illingworth


Sam Illingworth is an Associate Professor in Academic Practice at Edinburgh Napier University in the UK. His work and research involves developing dialogue between scientists and non-scientists through the use of poetry. You can find out more about his work and research via his website:

Chandrakant Redican


Chandrakant works as the Science Communications and Outreach Manager for the National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. He is also the co-founder of Bullock Cart Poetry, a spoken word community active in India since 2015. He designed and conducted India’s first formal college spoken word course in Pune India. Chandrakant is on twitter @poetryisprotest and his website is here.

Jenny Mitchell is winner of the Ware Prize, Folklore Prize, the Segora Prize, the Aryamati Prize, the Fosseway Prize, a Bread and Roses Award and Joint Winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize.

She has been nominated for the Forward Prize: Best Single Poem, and her best-selling debut collectionHer Lost Language, is one of 44 Poetry Books for 2019 (Poetry Wales), and a Jhalak Prize #bookwelove recommendation.

Her poems have also been published in Magma, The Rialto, The Morning Star, The New European among others, as well as several anthologies. She has performed her work in Italy, France and regularly in London.

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