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Laurie Maguire

Professor of English Language and Literature
Laurie Maguire

Laurie Maguire has published articles on barber-surgeons in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries and on Shakespeare and mental health; one of her current projects is on the architectural affinities between public theatres and anatomy theatres in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With Peter Friend (Nuffield Department of Surgery) she convenes the seminar series ‘Literature and Medicine’ which hosts visiting speakers fortnightly during term. (For abstracts of the current term’s talks see www.gtc.ox.ac.uk.) She also has pedagogical interests in medical education and the interface between humanities and medical science at school and university levels.