A series of events celebrating 200 years of Frankenstein
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's novel 'Frankenstein'. To celebrate, we're hosting a series of panel discussions with Philip Ball and a range of scientists, curators, ethicists, authors and historians, exploring the continuing relevance of Shelley's gothic masterpiece.
Dr Frankenstein aimed to create new life from inanimate parts. But how did life first arise on Earth? Join Nick Lane in conversation with Phil Ball as they discuss the latest ideas, from warm ponds to space rocks and hydrothermal vents.
Electricity plays a vital role in our bodies, from neurons in our brain to nerves in our feet. But how does our body create electricity, how was it discovered and what clues can our understanding of electricity give us to help cure disease? Join Phil Ball and an expert panel for an electrifying evening of discussion.