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Discussion Meetings

Thursday, 15 November 2012 18:00-19:00 in room 202
SCIENCE IN FICTION

Sachi Okamoto presents the novel 'The Heart Broke In' by James Meek

All welcome to join - refreshments on offer!

From alchemists to absent-minded professors, from Brave New World to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, from Frankenstein to Dr. Strangelove: many argue that fiction books play a significant role in building scientific stereotypes in the public eye (see attached reference article). But how well do you think that scientists are portrayed in popular culture? Do you believe researchers are overly stereotyped in literature and films? Come to our discussion meeting and have your say.