Using poetry in teaching #TLCwebinar with Dr Sam Illingworth, join us on the 18 Oct, 1.30pm UK time

Dear colleagues,

The TLCs are back after the summer break. We now have a presence on Twitter. Please check out @tlcwebinars and follow if you like ;).

Our very first TLC this year is with Dr Sam Illingworth who will introduce us to the world of poetry in teaching. This will take place on the 18th of October, 1.30-2.30pm.

The direct link to the webinar room is

Here is Sam’s introduction for the webinar: 

In this interactive session, Dr Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, discusses how poetry can be used as a facilitatory tool to explore a variety of subjects in higher education.

A few words about Sam: 

showoff11-350x350Dr Sam Illingworth is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research is concerned with empowering members of society with science using a variety of different media, including poetry and theatre. As well as researching and publishing peer-reviewed papers in the area, Sam is also a practitioner and an award-winning poet and spoken word artist in his own right. He writes a regular blog in which he communicates recent research via the medium of poetry to the general public ( Sam is also an experienced teacher and workshop facilitator; as well as being the Programme Leader on Manchester Met’s MSc in Science Communication he is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has experience of running poetry workshops for a wide variety of audiences, from primary school children through to scientists working in research institutions. He was recently commission by the European City of Science to pair scientists and poets to deliver an evening of science poetry as part of the city’s celebrations. He also ran a series of successful workshops on poetry writing and performance at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (Europe’s largest geosciences conference with approximately 14,000 participants) in April 2016, culminating in a performance of poetry by scientists to a pack crowd of ~300 other scientists. More information about Sam’s research, teaching and public engagement expertise can be found on his website:

We are really looking forward to discussing poetry with Dr Sam Illingworth and all of you.

The TLCteam



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