Join us on Friday 7th July for Uplink 21 – a space poetry special! We’ll be welcoming solar physicist Lucie Green and poet and writer Simon Barraclough for a discussion on the literary inspiration of the cosmos. We’ll be live from 8pm (BST) / 9pm (CEST) here (don’t forget to subscribe).


Lucie Green

Viewers of BBC’s The Sky At Night will remember Lucie Green as a previous presenter of the show. A Professor of Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow  at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) of the University College London, Lucie is also an accomplished space science communicator. She sits on the board of the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) of the European Physical Society and the advisory board of the Science Museum. Her research focuses primarily on the atmospheric activities of the Sun, particularly coronal mass ejections and the changes in the Sun’s magnetic field which triggers them. Lucie is also author of the book 15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun.




Simon Barraclough

Simon Barraclough is a poet and writer who has published and edited several volumes and pamphlets, most recently a book-length contemplation of our local star called Sunspots in 2015. As well as publishing books of poetry he devises and performs in multimedia projects involving filmmakers and musicians (Psycho Poetica, 2010, The Debris Field, 2012, Sunspots, 2015, Vertiginous, 2018). In 2014 he was writer in residence at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory where he worked with cosmologists, astronomers, and engineers on various projects including an anthology of the scientists’ poems titled Laboratorio. He is currently working on a project about the former Yugoslavia as well as new books of poetry and short stories.


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