Ruth Padel on Keats, Medicine and the Body (01/04/2015)

15.02.17_KeatsMemLectureA4 WMP bestThis year’s Keats Memorial Lecture marks the 200th anniversary since John Keats arrived at Guy’s to study surgery.

It is entitled Keats, Medicine and the Body: Imagining the Inside and will be given by Dr Ruth Padel in Guy’s Chapel on the 1st April starting at 6pm.

Ruth Padel is an award-winning poet, scholar, novelist, critic and Poetry Fellow in the Department of English at King’s, and former Chair of the Poetry Society.  Her talk will be followed by a drinks reception.

The Keats Memorial Lecture takes place every two years and is sponsored jointly by The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and King’s College London.  The Lecture series was established in 1969 and rotates between the two institutions:

The 2015 Lecture will be hosted by Professor Edward Byrne, Principal and President of King’s College London.  It is a free ticketed event.  If you wish to attend please obtain a ticket at:



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