Talk: The Spark of Life: Frankenstein and Electricity
@ Discovery MuseumBook Now
16 May 2017
1pm - 1.45pm
£4, booking essential
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
Newcastle Upon Tyne