Talk: The Spark of Life: Frankenstein and Electricity

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Join historian Jo Bath for this exciting lunchtime history talk...

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Dates

Tuesday 16 May

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Time

1pm - 1.45pm

Price

£4, booking essential

Suitable for all ages

Students free (booking and student ID required)

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Why did Mary Shelley's Frankenstein harness electricity to create his monster? This exploration of the early nineteenth century obsession with electricity as a force of life takes in frog's legs, executed criminals, the Anatomy Act, steam intellect societies, the Chair of Dr De Sanctis, a spontaneously generated mite and more.

Join historian Jo Bath for this exciting lunchtime history talk inspired by the Fabricating Histories exhibition at Discovery Museum.

Part of Discovery Museum Adult Learning Programme