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Frankenstein at 200: The science of the novel

Thursday 7 June 2018, 8.00PM

Speaker(s): Dr Mary Fairclough (University of York)

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Mary Fairclough discusses the science of the novel. Learn how this relates to early 19th-century studies in medicine, chemistry and electricity, and how Shelley’s presentation of the animation of the creature anticipates more recent developments in medical ethics. 

Central to the plot of Frankenstein is an ‘impossible’ event. Join Mary and learn how Shelley creates this remarkable event by drawing on a fascinating mix of scientific knowledge, mythology and gothic imagination.

This is a ticketed event.  See York Festival of Ideas website for booking information.

Location: King's Manor, Exhibition Square, York

Admission: By free ticket