AHRC-funded Collaborative Research Training programme on ‘Theories and Methods: Literature, Science and Medicine’ seeks to urge doctoral students to participate. Information can be found on our website: http://www.litscimed.org.uk/. The programme will comprise of a number of events over a period of two years.

The programme is being led by the University of Salford, in collaboration with eleven other partners: the Universities of Keele, Leicester, Manchester, King’s College London, the London Consortium, the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Royal College of Surgeons, Royal Institution of Great Britain, and the Wellcome Library. Students will be taught by experts with different approaches to disciplinary boundaries, and will be equipped with the skills needed to utilise manuscript sources, rare books, material objects, philosophy, literature, film and visual arts in their study of the connections between literature, science and medicine.

Our first event will be a residential, introductory event, taking place from 4-8 January 2010 at St Deiniol’s Library near Chester. There are twenty funded places available for students (including travel, subsistence, and accommodation) and a registration form is now online: http://www.litscimed.org.uk/page/event1. It must be submitted by the closing date of 1 December 2009. We will let successful applicants know that they have a place by 7 December. The website is developing and soon will also host a social space and learning resources for all to participate in regardless of whether they are attending events on the programme.