Making the Monster: the Science of 'Frankenstein'

Making the Monster: the Science of 'Frankenstein'

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 15th Nov 2017

Join Dr Kathryn Harkup, chemist, author and science communicator for 'Making the Monster: The Science of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'

‘Making the Monster’ explores the science behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Is there any science fact behind the science fiction?

And how might a real-life Victor Frankenstein have gone about creating his monster? The century before its publication saw huge advances in our understanding of science, particularly electricity and physiology.

Sensational science demonstrations caught the imagination of the general public, and newspapers were full of lurid tales of murderers and resurrectionists. From stories of artificial life and experimental surgery, to 'monsters' and electrical experiments on human cadavers, Kathryn Harkup examines the science and scientists that influenced Shelley and inspired her most famous creation.

Title image is "Fixers Delusion" by Paul McCarroll (2006)
FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
In order to be given the cocktail you must be 18. To attend the class, you must be 16 years old minimum (but inform the organiser first)
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Tube stations: Barbican, Farringdon and St Pauls. Map and parking information is on our organiser page (scroll down) and website (www.qmul.ac.uk/pathologymuseum) 
What's the refund policy?
Refunds only given up to 2 days before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No - we will have a printed guestlist

Cost: £9.99


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Europe/London Making the Monster: the Science of 'Frankenstein' A talk that explores the science behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Is there any science fact behind the science fiction? https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/11/15/making-the-monster-the-science-of-frankenstein-157235 Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre),QMUL School of Medicine and Dentistry,St Bartholomew's Hospital site,London

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Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre),

QMUL School of Medicine and Dentistry, St Bartholomew's Hospital site, London, EC1A 7BE

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