Upcoming Event: ‘Creative Genius and Mental Health in the Lives of Robert Burns and Robert Lowell’, Glasgow, 11 September 2019.


Time/Date: 5:30pm – 8pm, 11 September 2019

Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


‘Creative Genius and Mental Health in the Lives of Robert Burns and Robert Lowell’

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

11 September 2019

With Kay Jamison and Moira Hansen

This event is in partnership with The Royal Society of Edinburgh and The Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow

Professor of psychiatry, writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Kay Jamison, will be joining us to discuss the fascinating life and work of the poet, Robert Lowell, and how his bipolar disorder and the treatment he received influenced his creativity. We’re also delighted to welcome Moira Hansen (Lord Kelvin Adam Smith PhD graduate, University of Glasgow) to the College. Moira will be talking about the effects of mental health on the work of Robert Burns. The lectures will be followed by a special Q&A panel.

The evening also sees the launch of our new exhibition, Great Minds: The Brain in Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry.

The event will take place from 5:30pm – 8pm.

About our contributors

Kay Redfield Jamison , Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and the Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She co-authored the standard medical textbook on bipolar disorder “Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression.” Her recent biography of the American poet Robert Lowell “Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire” was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize.

Moira Hansen, is a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith PhD graduate at the University of Glasgow

Professor Gerard Carruthers FRSE, is the Francis Hutcheson Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow

Professor Daniel J. Smith is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow

For further details of this event and to book a place, please visit:https://rcpsg.ac.uk/events/HeritageLecture

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