Samuel Beckett and Science

The London Beckett Seminar · From 6 February 2012
The London Beckett Seminar will be continuing its series of meetings on the topic of Beckett and Science on Monday 6th February, 4.30-6pm, in the Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43, Gordon Square, London.

Dr Matthew Broome and Jonathan Heron will be discussing the ways in which they use Beckett to enable pedagogical and creative encounters between theatrical practitioners and students of psychiatry at the University of Warwick. After their talk, the seminar will undertake a reading of Beckett’s Rough for Theatre II.

Jonathan Heron is Research Associate at The CAPITAL Centre at the University of Wawrick and Artistic Director of Fail Better. His work as a theatre director includes Samuel Beckett's Rough for Theatre II (with Ohio Impromptu at the Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse 2009).

Dr Matthew Broome is Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. Matthew’s research interests include prodromal psychosis, delusion formation, early detection services, onset of psychosis, neuroimaging, psychopathology, philosophy (philosophy of cognitive neuroscience, phenomenology, psychiatry), interventions in cannabis misuse, virtual reality and psychiatry, neuropsychiatry. Matthew has published widely in the field of psychiatry and is co-editor, with Lisa Bortolotti, of Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Public event. All are welcome to attend.

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