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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.

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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.

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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.