Science on Screen: Frankenstein (PG) + Presentation from AC Grayling


21 June 2016
Cinema 1
Would genetically modified people be Frankenstein monsters? With advances in medical technology, it has already become possible to make in vitro interventions on human embryos - prompting the thought that human beings could be engineered genetically. Many are afraid of this possibility: why? What are the possibilities, the potentials, the risks? Will future humanity be a genetically engineered one? Philosopher AC Grayling explores James Whale’s iconic horror Frankenstein.

Obsessed with creating human life, Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and his assistant Fritz (Dwight Fyre) construct a creature with body parts stolen from graves. Boris Karloff stars in his legendary role as the sensitive and confused creature who escapes to wreak havoc on the local townspeople. 

US 1931 Dir James Whale 70 min

In partnership with the London Mathematical Laboratory
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