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Science and Literature seminars: “True Words and Shams”: Poetry, Satire, and the Language of Science in Punch

This talk will consider the role of poetry in explaining, debating, and critiquing scientific theories and technological inventions in the Victorian periodical press. It will focus particularly on the use of poetry to satirise new scientific jargon, and scientific language more generally, in the pages of the comic periodical Punch. The talk will also consider how the satirical verse of Punch relates to the much wider use of poetry as a means of disseminating and discussing scientific concepts in the Victorian press. More...

Starts: May 12, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Wolfson Scholarships

17 December 2013

The Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field.

Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded solely on academic merit. Ideally, the successful students would aspire to an academic career.

The successful recipients will receive a total of £81,000 (£27,000 each year for three years) to cover fees and to provide a stipend and research allowance.

Candidates who wish to be considered should submit their applications for PhD study no later than 17 January 2014.

For more information and how to apply, please see Funding, Studentships & Prizes.