Being at Sea (Being Human Festival)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion


This event highlighted the work being done by the ‘Perspective from the Sea’ research cluster within the faculty of arts via a series of short talks on how the experience of being at sea is imagined and recorded. Drawing on the passenger diaries and documents held in the archives at the Bristol Record Office and the SS Great Britain, and our ongoing research, the talks discussed both the physical and the more philosophical implications of being at sea. The speakers included Laurence Publicover, Tamsin Badcoe, Elsa Hammond (a PhD student in English and an ocean rower) and Holly Corfield-Carr (formerly poet in residence at the Bristol Poetry Institute). Holly Corfield-Carr composed a new poem specifically for the event. Around 45 people attended and we concluded the event with 30 minutes of questions from the audience.
Period18 Nov 2015
Event titleBeing Human: A Festival of the Humanities
Event typeFestival
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map