Children in Troubled Worlds Conference 2009 – programme page

25 September 2009 – The eighth Children in Troubled Worlds’ conference promises to be a unique experience. Two Oxford based poets, Tom Paulin and Bernard O’Donoghue offer a poetry masterclass,exploring the evocation of meaning in and between words in poetry.

Pamela Sorensen will present a paper on exploring aspects of learning from Dr Meltzer in person and in his writing with reference to the film “The Story of the Weeping Camel”. Attendees are encouraged to view this film before the conference. Additional speakers include Meg Harris Williams, writer, artist, and psychoanalytic thinker, Rosemary Duffy and Gerry Byrne.


Meg Harris Williams – The Growing Germ of Thought: The Influence on Bion of the Romantic Poets

Meg Harris Williams is a writer and artist with a lifelong psychoanalytic education; her mother was Martha Harris of the Tavistock Centre, and her stepfather Donald Meltzer. She read English at Cambridge and Oxford and her first book to marry poetic and psychoanalytic epistemologies was Inspiration in Milton and Keats (1981). Since then she has continued to write on the …