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Roundtable discussion about Poetry & Magic – John Tresch, Iain Sinclair, and Dr Kate Tomas


Roundtable discussion about Poetry & Magic, featuring Professor John Tresch (Warburg Institute), author Iain Sinclair, and professional witch Dr Kate Tomas.

This event is part of the series Poetry & Magic, which includes an exhibition at ICI London (39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX), 7-30 November, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, FREE. Curated by Katia Pizzi and Ben Thomas.


John Tresch’s research examines changing methods, instruments, and institutions in the sciences, arts, and media from the early modern period to the present, as well as connections among disciplines, practices, and cosmology. He has published two books on 19th century sciences and their connections to technology, arts, literature, and politics. From 2005-2018 he taught History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; he has held fellowships at the New York Public Library, the Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and has been visiting researcher at King’s College London and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.

Iain Sinclair is a Welsh-born writer who has lived in London since 1965, making thart City the subject of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. Novels include the prize-winning ‘Downriver’ and ‘Radon Daughters’. Books of speculative essays and psychogeography include ‘Lights Out for the Territory’ and ‘London Orbital’. Sinclair co-directed (with Chris Petit) a number of films for Channel 4. He collaborated, in recent years, with other filmmakers: Andrew Kötting, Grant Gee, John Rogers. He is a regular broadcaster and has taught at the Universities of Kent and Surrey.

Kate Tomas is a professional astrologer, intuitive, advisor to global leaders, and academic. She is one of the most highly educated and sought after practitioners in the world, holding a Master’s degree in the Philosophy of Religion, and a Doctoral Degree in Philosophical Theology from the University of Oxford.

Image Credit: Portrait of Iain Sinclair by Joy Gordon. 

  • Organizzato da: ICI London