“We love the things we love for what they are.”
― Robert Frost 

Hi, my name is Sam Illingworth, and I am a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University. My research involves looking at the ways in which different media can be used to connect science and the rest of society, and one of those ways is through poetry.

Every week I find a new piece of scientific research, read the journal article that describes it and then write a poem that tries to summarise the research in an accessible and entertaining manner. Some of the poems may be faintly melancholic, some of them may raise a smile, and hopefully all of them will make you think.

13 thoughts on “About”

  1. A secret nook in a palnseat land,Whose groves the frolic fairies planned;Where arches green, the livelong day,Echo the blackbird’s roundelay,And vulgar feet have never trodA spot that is sacred to thought and God. – Emerson

  2. Sam, please send me details of the poetry workshop on the environment forthcoming. I was in the cathedral, but didn’t hear all the details of date and time etc. Thank you

    • Thanks Patrick,

      Are you able to send Alison an email to book through the Cathedral? If not let me know and I will email you her details. 🙂

  3. Woow!! This is the first time in a while that I feel so identified with what I would love to do: express myself in beautiful writing and keep science as part of my life.
    I am loving your work and I am so happy to have found your blog and what you do. 🙂

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