Coleridge and the ‘sentient brain’ Dr Huw Price Dr Price began his academic studies in the sciences, studying Human Sciences at UCL and then gaining an MSc in Neuroscience at Oxford. His work then shifted to history, in which he gained his doctorate entitled “The Emergence of the Doctrine of the “Sentient Brain” in Britain, 1650-1850″. At this week’s seminar Dr Price will be focusing on Coleridge’s concept of the “Sentient Brain”, a phrase which appeared in his 1794 poem ‘Religious Musings’. He has published both scientific and historical articles and a chapter on “Priestley and Theories of the Brain” in J. S. Birch and J.Lee (eds). Joseph Priestley: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy (2007), pp. 206-213.
Thursday 21st February, 2008
5.15 p.m., Ferrar room, Hertford College, Oxford. All welcome.