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The Royal Society and science fiction


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13:00 - 14:00


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


Public history of science lecture by Professor Farah Mendlesohn

Still from the film 'A trip to the Moon' by Georges Méliès (1902)

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Farah Mendlesohn is head of department for English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University.

The lone (mad) scientist is a common trope in science fiction, but hidden away is a fascination with secret and semi-secret societies who work for the future of all mankind. This talk will look at the representation of the Royal Society in science fiction and fantasy as fact, fantasy and metaphor.

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