The Poetry of Medicine Project

Welcome

This is the pilot website for The Poetry of Medicine, a project funded by a Wellcome Trust ISSF grant aimed at supporting work in the Medical Humanities at the interdisciplinary TORCH centre at the University of Oxford.
The project runs small group seminars, and hosts an accompanying website discussion. Both are aimed primarily at Hospital Doctors, Medical Students, and General Practitioners but we very much welcome any interested individuals within the health service.

The project is led by an Oxford academic and a General Practitioner, and aims to discuss and illuminate the experience of medicine through literary texts. We are currently developing ways of gathering evidence about the uses of this kind of project but you can read some feedback from doctors who attended here. We hope you enjoy the pages that follow.
Please note that the site itself, like the project, is still in development.