Where: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA
£: Costs £4 per person, booking essential
What is it?
Attend a lunchtime history talk, The Spark of Life: Frankenstein and Electricity, at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle on Tuesday 16th May.
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 the Discovery Museum.
More info: discoverymuseum.org.uk