If you’re familiar with the history and context of King’s – you’ll know that there’s an old rivalry between the Strand – the arts and humanities and Guy’s – the health sciences. The mighty Thames keeps us apart!
Yet, the two sides have more in common, more to learn together than most people think. Whilst King’s has such a strong presence in the Medical Humanities, rarely do the two metaphorically or literally cross the river and collaborate.
Crossing the River is a collaboration between individuals from the King’s MSc in Medical Humanities, located in the English department at the Strand, and from the Health and Humanities Society, based in the Medical School at Guy’s. This platform was created in the hopes that we can change that, that, for one evening at least, we could bring together people from both sides of the river, people interested in the same discipline, and provide a space for an exploration into and through the medical humanities, looking at how the humanities can be used in medicine and how medicine can be used in the humanities.
The evening will consist of two panels, one where we look at medicine through the lens of the humanities, the other where we look at the humanities through the lens of medicine. Each panel will consist of two speakers, each of whom will have ten minutes to tell us about themselves and their work, and then a ten minute discussion mediated by a chair with time dedicated to audience participation and questions.
The evening will conclude with informal drinks at the Thomas Guy Club.
The event will be held on the 22nd March 2018, 6-9pm.
To register click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crossing-the-river-tickets-43667472586?aff=efbeventtix