(L-R) Les Murray, Geordie Williamson,
Barry Jones AO
The UTS Centre for New Writing hosted the premier event of the "Creative Connections" series featuring a conversation with renowned scientist and polymath Barry Jones AO and Les Murray, Australia’s most admired poet. The conversation was moderated by Geordie Williamson, chief literary critic at the Australian.
The event titled "Weaving the Rainbow: The Poet and the Scientist Speak" led to discussion between Les Murray and Barry Jones AO around this topic area. Ever since the romantic poet John Keats accused Newton of trying to unweave the rainbow, science and poetry have lost a common tongue. In this conversation, Jones and Murray each discussed and shared views on how science and arts might regain a shared language for wonder.
William Purcell, Barry Jones AO,
Les Murray, John Dale
The UTS Creative Connections series is an initiative from The UTS Centre for New Writing. The free series aims to bring together leading figures from the world of literature with esteemed thinkers and academics to discuss issues that are relevant to our community.
The UTS Creative Connections series is made possible by the generous support of The Trust Company (opens an external site).
Weaving the Rainbow: The Poet and The Scientist Speak is available on audio and video on ABC Radio National's Big Ideas (opens an external site).