Gabriel Weston, Adam Foulds and Samantha Harvey are three writers who explore the relationship between science, psychiatry and art.
Adam Foulds explores John Clare's struggle with depression and his incarceration in a mental asylum in The Quickening Maze, his novel which was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize.
The word 'culture' means different things to different people. It can relate to a social activity on a Saturday night but also to a form of social behaviour passed on over thousands of years.
Join scientists, artists and writers to discuss the interesting, the unusual or provocative in the past, present and future of science, culture and us, over a cup of coffee or drink.
Men ought to know that from the brain, and from the brain only, arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. Through it in particular, we think, see, hear, distinguish the ugly from the beautiful, the bad from the good, and the pleasant from the unpleasant. Hippocrates, 500BC