In association with Science Oxford
From 12 to 22 October 2018

Why Read Frankenstein in 2018?

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

Two hundred years after it was first published, Nick Groom explains the abiding appeal and extraordinary contemporary relevance of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Far from being a supernatural Gothic fiction, he will show how deeply concerned the novel is with the most pressing scientific issues of its time, and how these continue to challenge us today in fields from artificial intelligence to medical ethics, challenging the very definition of what it is to be human.

This is a free event, but you will need a ticket for “200 Years of Frankenstein: it’s alive!” at the Weston Library to be able to attend.

The talk takes place in the Weston Library’s lecture theatre and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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12th October 2018
Event Type
History, Literature

Start Time: 19:30
End Time: 20:30

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