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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Judging panel for the 2013 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

@HealthMed  The judging panel for the 2013 Hippocrates Prize is now complete:
Jo Shapcott, winner of the 2011 Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, Theodore Dalrymple, doctor and writer, and Roger Highfield, science writer and Executive for the Science Museums Group.

2013 Hippocrates Prize judges: Roger Highfield, Jo Shapcott and Theodore Dalrymple
Jo Shapcott was born in London. Poems from her three award-winning collections, Electroplating the Baby (1988), Phrase Book (1992) and My Life 
Asleep (1998) are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000). She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Collection, the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Tender Taxes, her versions of Rilke, was published in 2001. Her most recent collection, Of Mutability, was published in 2010 and won the 2011 Costa Book Award. She was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in December 2011. Jo Shapcott teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Theodore Dalrymple is the pen name for Dr Anthony Daniels, who has worked as a doctor in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Gilbert Islands, London and Birmingham, most recently as a psychiatrist and prison doctor. His writing has appeared regularly in the press and in medical publications, including the British Medical Journal, the Times, Telegraph, Observer and the Spectator. His most recent book is The Pleasure of Thinking.

Roger Highfield is the Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum Group. He was born in Wales, raised in north London and became the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. He was the Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph for two decades and the Editor of New Scientist between 2008 and 2011. His most recent book, with Martin Nowak is Supercooperators: Evolution, Altruism and Human Behaviour.

The Hippocrates Prize is for an published poem in English on a medical theme. There are 2 categories in the Hippocrates Prize:  an open International category open to anyone in the world;  and an NHS category open to current or former UK NHS staff or students. 
The first prize in each category is GBP 5000.

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