Your Instructor

Sam Illingworth

Guest Instructor

Sam's research involves using poetry and games to engender meaningful dialogue between scientists and non-scientists. He is the Chief Executive Editor of the Geoscience Communication journal, the co-director of the Manchester Game Studies Network, and the founder of the poetry journal Consilience.

About this course

In this fully interactive course you will learn how to read, analyse, and write poetry to help communicate the geosciences to different audiences. No previous knowledge or understanding of poetry is required, and by the end of this course you will have a better idea of how poetry can be used as an effective and engaging tool to communicate geoscientific research.