In association with Science Oxford
From 12 to 22 October 2018

200 years of Frankenstein: it’s alive (Weston Library)

Venue: Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

The Weston Library is open late from 7 – 10pm with hands-on activities, a Living Library of friendly experts, an exhibition and a talk. Your ticket gives you free access to all activities.

Start from Mary Shelley’s handwritten draft of Frankenstein, then manipulate life in a virtual reality embryonic experiment. Grind up ancient genetic modifications with archaeologists or learn how to stitch a repair in sheepskin parchment. See the real components of life on the nanoscale, make pages of a collaborative Frankenzine, or start a conversation with a real life book in the Living Library. Discover 1818 + 200: it’s alive!

This is a free event, but you must book a ticket to be able to participate in the activities.

Hands-on exhibits include:

  • How Embryos Develop (University of Oxford Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics)
  • Synthetic Biology: engineering life (University of Oxford Synthetic Biology Doctoral Training Centre)
  • Seeing is Believing: meet the Nanoimager (Oxford Nanoimaging)
  • Frankenbooks: stitch a repair in sheepskin parchment
  • Frankenzine
  • Board Game Cafe (University of Oxford)

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12th October 2018
Event Type
Exhibition, Hands-on, Talk
Arts, History, Literature, Medicine, Science, Society

Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 22:00

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