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Peter Forbes - Science Morphing into Art

Where is the natural meeting ground between science and art? Poet and journalist Peter Forbes, winner of the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing for his book Dazzled and Deceived, argues the case for biology in his Distinguished Lecture Series talk.


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Peter Forbes is a writer who has consistently worked at the interface between art and science. He read chemistry, wrote his first articles for New Scientist magazine, edited Poetry Review for 16 years and has edited three poetry anthologies, including Scanning the Century (Penguin, 2000). He reviews frequently for the Guardian and Independent and contributes occasional articles to The Times Eureka monthly science supplement. His first popular science book, The Gecko’s Foot (Harper Perennial, 2006), on the new science of bio-inspiration, was longlisted for the Aventis/Royal Society Prize. Dazzled and Deceived (Yale University Press, 2009) won the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing.

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