Medical student wins essay prize
10 July 2012
Hannah Rivers, an undergraduate in Medicine, has been awarded an essay prize by the Association of Medical Humanities.
Hannah wrote the essay, ‘Keats and Vitality: A Reading of “Ode to Psyche”’, while taking an intercalated BA in Medical Humanities during 2009-10. The essay discusses the impact of Keats’ medical training on his poetry and explores the poet’s depiction of the anatomical brain and imaginative mind within the context of 19th-century scientific debate.
Hannah was one of three winners of the prize, awarded by the Association of Medical Humanities to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
The intercalated BA in Medical Humanities is an acclaimed, year-long course for medical students, usually between their second and third years, to show how the arts and humanities can illuminate the context in which they practice medicine and medical research.