TTD: George Szirtes

15th December 2014 19:00
Imperial College Archives, Room 307
Skempton Building, Exhibition Road
Poet in the City and Archives for London have commissioned new poetry from seven leading UK poets to uncover the stories of London’s archives. This event, at Imperial College, is the last in the Through the Door series, showcasing this new poetry for the first time and exploring the inspiration it has taken from the material in the archives.

Acclaimed poet George Szirtes found inspiration and connection in the form of Hungarian émigré Dennis Gabor (1900-1979), who was awarded the Nobel Prize for the invention of holography. A professor at Imperial College in the 1950’s, Gabor’s paper An Essay on the Mathematical Theory of Freedom proved a fascinating opening for this brand new poetry from Szirtes: ‘I was interested in the human factors and the idea of human life as something mathematics might understand.

George Szirtes will be joined by the College Archivist Anne Barrett, who will look in detail at the papers of Dennis Gabor and contents of the College Archives.

Booking Information

This event is free to attend, but places must be booked via: georgeszirtesttd.eventbrite.co.uk

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