Dr Glenn Wilson Presents...Genius or Madness? The Thin Line

Thursday 21 January 2021, 7pm - 9pm

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“Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide”. So said the poet Dryden, and there is indeed a striking link between exceptional creativity and mental illness. Many great poets, writers, artists and musicians suffered from depression, alcoholism, obsessionality, bipolar and psychotic disorder at some time in their lives. How strong is this association and what accounts for it? Are these disorders beneficial to the creative process or a drawback that has to be overcome? Is there a danger that by treating the mental illness we sacrifice novel ideas and discoveries?

Join Dr Glenn Wilson for an exploration of the concept of the "genius", with some notable cases in history!


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The University, Residential Support and Students Union have worked together to develop a programme of events. This event has been kindly funded by the University and Residential Support.

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