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'Mortal coil': science, medicine and the prolongation of human life

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April
182008

13:00 - 14:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Dr David Boyd Haycock, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and author of 'Mortal Coil'

A talk exploring the seventeenth-century fascination with life extension, including the speculations of Sir Francis Bacon and the early Fellows of the Royal Society, and tracing its influence on modern science and medicine including cryonics, genetic engineering and nanotechnology.

'Mortal coil': science, medicine and the prolongation of human life

A talk exploring the seventeenth-century fascination with life extension, including the speculations of Sir Francis Bacon and the early Fellows of the Royal Society, and tracing its influence on modern science and medicine including cryonics, genetic engineering and nanotechnology.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK