61 – Slicing The Brain

Burgage Hall

Valerie Laws

Valerie Laws

Poetry of Pathology and Neuroscience

Valerie Laws is a poet, science poetry installation artist and mathematician/physicist and Anya Hurlbert is a Professor of Visual Neuroscience, Scientist Trustee of the National Gallery, and physicist.

They will explore how poetry and science can inform each other and engage us all.

Laws has worked with anatomists, neuroscientists and pathologists to explore the science of dying, dementia and the brain down to cellular level. The science she explores, interprets and illuminates in her published poetry and her commissioned films and animated installations is cutting-edge, accurate, dark yet engaging.