The Mike White Memorial lecture

Fiona Sampson photo credit Ekaterina Voskresenskaya
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Event details

Event date: 
14 June 2016
Event duration: 
1.5 Hours
Type of event: 
Talk / lecture
Over 18s only
Venue name: 
The Wellcome Library
215 Euston Road


Ticketing information:
Ticket availability: 
Limited places

About the event

The Mike White Memorial lecture will be given by Fiona Sampson. Sampson is a prize-winning poet who has worked extensively in health and social care settings over many years. As well as being poet in residence in hospitals, she has written several studies of creative writing in health and care and collaborated frequently with artists and clinicians. In this lecture, she will reflect on the role of writing and creativity in health and care and the development of this field of work from its earliest days. Sampson, is published in thirty-seven languages and has received numerous national and international awards; she is the Professor of Poetry at Roehampton University.

The Mike White lecture is named after one of the pioneers of arts in health, author of Arts in Health: A Social Tonic, an arts practitioner in community settings and latterly a researcher at the Centre for Medical Humanities in Durham, he died in June 2015.

This event is a collaboration between the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, London Arts in Health Forum and the Wellcome Library.


London Arts in Health Forum


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