Welcome to the Literature and Science Blog

The Literature and Science Hub publishes essays, poetry, interviews and teaching materials in order to explore the relationships between the humanities, the arts and the sciences. You can use our blog to explore our resources across different subject areas by using the keywords. If you would like to write for us please get in touch.


Children's Science Writing Competitions Winners Announced

Posted on: 20 November 2018 | Category: Events and Announcements

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The Literature and Science Hub and the SRUK (Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK) are pleased to announce the best entries for the writing scientific stories for children competition.


Pint of Science Archive

Posted on: 20 November 2018 | Category: Blog

Since 2017, the Literature & Science Hub has contributed annually to ‘Pint of Science’ events in Liverpool, inspiring audiences to compose haikus and limericks on scientific and medical themes. Topics have included: fighting Ebola and Zika epidemics; using the immune system to target cancer; placebo surgery; ancient and modern plagues; brain surgery. Winning entrants have received cuddly toy microbes! Check out some of the entrants!


The future for cli-fi: interview with Dan Bloom.

Posted on: 16 November 2018 | Category: Ecology and Environment

Liverpool PhD Student Bernadette McBride, interviews the journalist Dan Bloom, who coined the phrase 'Cli-Fi, for the Literature and Science Hub, University of Liverpool.


Collaborative Poem from the Made from Light Tate workshops

Posted on: 2 August 2018 | Category: Ecology and Environment

Writer Philippa Holloway talks us through a collaborative poem that emerged through her writing workshops with members of the public at Tate Liverpool.


Women and Science

Posted on: 2 August 2018 | Category: Events and Announcements

This great video from Hub member Clare Jones discusses how women have been excluded from scientific narratives.


Scientific Stories for Children

Posted on: 2 August 2018 | Category: Events and Announcements

The Literature & Science Hub proudly presents the English language winners of the 'Science me a story' competition.


Penelope Boston -- NASA Scientist and Poet

Posted on: 14 October 2017 | Category: Poetry and Science: Two Cultures

The Director of NASA'S astrobiology unit talks about her poetry and its connection to science


Liverpool's Bethan Roberts discusses her research on BBC Radio 4

Posted on: 12 October 2017 | Category: Ecology and Environment

Listen to Bethan and others discuss the nightingale on the BBC's Natural Histories programme using the link below


Memory of Trees Conference Report

Posted on: 10 May 2017 | Category: Events and Announcements

‘The Memory of Trees’ one-day conference took place at the University of Liverpool on the 20th April 2017. The event was held in affiliation with the Literature and Science Hub, and was facilitated with the generous contributions of the School of the Arts and the BSLS Small Grants Scheme. The event focussed on the cultural representation, study, and conservation of trees and woodlands.


WoWFest Tax the Robots Event

Posted on: 10 May 2017 | Category: Data and the Digital

Tax the Robots

Join UoL's Dr Will Slocombe, the Liverpool Geek Girls and others for an event on the future of tech, the gig economy and taxing robots.


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