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Considering Science Through Poetry: An Evening with Zoë Hitzig
Thursday 28th January (2nd week), 7pm
Join us for an insight into the intersection between poetry and economics with Zoë Hitzig, Harvard Economics PhD candidate and author of Mezzanine (Ecco, 2020).
We will be talking about the ways in which poetry can contribute to the scientific world: can poetry help us to understand scientific problems where rational thought falls short?
Featuring readings of Zoë's poetry.
OUPS x CUPPS Workshop : 'Seed'
Tuesday February 9th (4th week), 7pm
On Tuesday, 9 February (4th week) at 7pm, OUPS will host a joint reading-workshop with the Cambridge University Poetry and Prose Society. Submit your poems on the theme of "seed" by Saturday, 6 February, then come along to read and discuss with other poets from Oxford and Cambridge. Sign-up link to follow soon.
More events to be announced soon.
Katie Kirkpatrick, President
Katie Kirkpatrick is a second year studying French at St Edmund Hall. In 2019, she won the youth category of the BBC Proms Poetry Competition, and she has also been three-times winner or runner up in the Forward Creative Critics Prize.
A commended Foyle Young Poet, her work has been published in Modern Poetry in Translation, perhappened mag, and more. In Oxford, she has edited poetry for Cherwell, The Isis Magazine, and the Oxford Review of Books, as well as having her writing published in the Isis and the ASH. A short play she co-wrote won Best New Writing in the 2021 OUDS Drama Cuppers competition, and she was also a winner of the OUDS New Writing Festival.
In her spare time, she writes theatre reviews, watches a lot of teen movies, and spends too much money on iced coffee.
Please feel free to reach out via email (email@example.com) or our socials to discuss any ideas, pitches and contributions to the OUPS.
Isla Chaplin, Vice President
Isla is a fourth year History and German student at Wadham College. She was a 2017 Commended Foyle Young Poet and the joint winner of the 2018 Martin Starkie Prize.
Her favourite poets include Liz Berry, Ocean Vuong and Philip Larkin, though realistically she's more likely to be on Netflix than in the library.
Secretary and Social Media Manager
Chloe is a third year studying Classics at Wadham College. She is fascinated with the evolution of poetry, and how old texts are received by the modern reader. Her spoken poem was shortlisted by the Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition in 2017, and one of her poems will be featured in the coming KongPoWriMo Anthology.
When she isn’t stressing over her next essay, she can be found listening to true crime podcasts or making candles.
Lucie Briscoe, Treasurer
Lucie is a third year student in Persian Studies at Wadham College. She is interested in the permeability of poetry across languages, and remembers the French Romantics being her first memorable exposure - Rimbaud's 'Ma Bohême' is still her favourite poem.
She loves writing and reading poetry, and sees her work as very personal. Poetry is a numinous medium for her, and she is exploring it as a method of divination and manifestation.
She spends her free time listening to dub music and drawing other-worldly characters.
As Treasurer, she is happy to discuss any funding issue you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather Glover, ASH Editor
Heather is a third year English student at Worcester College. She’s a previous winner of the Royal Society of Literature’s youth poetry prize, and has had her poetry performed as part of BBC Radio 3s Words and Music programme.
The relationship between literature and the visual arts is of particular interest to her, with her academic work focusing particularly on the Pre-Raphaelites. When she isn’t working, Heather loves visiting art galleries, playing sport, cooking, and drinking wine with friends.
Ellie-Jai Williams, ASH Editor
Ellie-Jai is a third year English student at Worcester College. Her poetry has appeared in Cherwell, Hyacinth and Eponym Magazine, among others.
Ellie has a long-term interest in psychoanalysis and intends to pursue a career as a psychoanalyst after graduating. As such, she is fascinated by the similarities literature and psychoanalysis share in their aim to give language and meaning to the unsaid. Her poetry reflects this interest by exploring themes such as identity, childhood, trauma, sexuality and dreams.
When not writing poetry or trying to make a last minute deadline, Ellie can be found enjoying a glass of red wine, travelling or cooking for her friends.
Dineo Mya Serame, Events Coordinator
Dineo Mya Serame is a 2019 Rhodes Scholar currently reading for her DPhil in Biomedical engineering. She is a performance poet and has contributed to publications in Kalahari Review, Button Poetry and Odd magazine. She is also a survivor of bipolar disorder and that has driven her towards mental health activism, using different platforms like her TEDx talk titled ‘Crazy Woman’ to raise awareness on mental health.
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