Courses offered by Gerry Cambridge include:

  • Editing in practice
  • Words work: words and their hidden energies
  • Teaching the rudiments of good writing through poetry
  • Word rhythms: improving the flow of your sentences
  • Science writing for a general audience

About Gerry

Gerry Cambridge is fascinated by interconnections between disciplines and, as a poet, editor, essayist and typesetter/designer, by how different disciplines can inform and inspire one another.
Because poetry is language used at its highest pressure, for example, he strongly believes in its capacity for improving writing skills in all areas of written language and sometimes uses it in relevant workshop situations to give added insight into improving even the driest of academic texts.

As a writer with a background in the natural world and in photography, Gerry worked for three years with Science undergraduates, post-graduates and staff at Edinburgh University as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. He enjoys working with scientists or trainee scientists on writing skills in scientific disciplines, finding their subject matter intriguingly recondite, illuminating and challenging. As a poet with a wide knowledge of British and American poetry, both past and contemporary, he also has a particular specialism on essay writing on this art form, where his own practice gives him added insight into the issues involved.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, scientific research reports, journal articles, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations, online community commentaries
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, journalist, poet
Location: Scotland
Availability for travel: International