Two hundred years ago Mary Wollstencraft Godwin Shelley (1797-1851) wrote the novel Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus, a phenomenal work that is often considered today to be the first science fiction novel.
While the scientists of Mary’s era were keenly demonstrating the newly found electrical forces to include the re-animation of dead people, she gave Dr Frankenstein a similar fire. However his creation is monstrous and Mary led them both on a dance of vengeful destruction.
In the setting of the Old Operating Theatre of 1822, Dr Ruth Richardson (Author of Death, Dissection and the Destitute) and Museum Curator Karen Howell will be presenting an illustrated lecture - of science and dissection history – a kaleidoscope of light - an event to celebrate Mary Shelley’s creation – one that for two hundred years still haunts the darker shadows of our memory.
Doors will open at 6:30 pm.
*Access is through a 52-step spiral staircase.
**Please, by advised that we have a policy that says that we might not go through with an event unless 20 tickets have been sold.