The Science on Screen series at Barbican


 Silk Street London  EC2Y 8DS

The popular Science on Screen series continues at Barbican Cinemas, exploring the space where science and culture overlap.

At Barbican Centre

Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS

Standard £11.50 Members £9.60 Concessions £10.50 Young Barbican £5 60p online booking fee, 70p telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees. There are no booking fees for Members or Young Barbican members. 14–25? Become a Young Barbican Member and enjoy discounted entry.


For this special event in June, and in partnership with the London Mathematical Library, A.C. Grayling - Professor of Philosophy, Vice President of the British Humanist Association, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Literature, explores James Whale’s iconic 1930s horror film Frankenstein.

His presentation will explore what the future might hold for us as humans; would genetically modified people be Frankenstein monsters? And with advances in medical technology prompting the thought that human beings could be engineered genetically, will future humanity be a genetically engineered one?

Science on Screen: Frankenstein + presentation from

A.C. Grayling

21 June 6.15pm, Cinema 1

US 1931 Dir James Whale 70 min 
A classic example of Hollywood’s early ventures into the horror genre from iconic British director, James Whale. 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.  

In partnership with the 
London Mathematical Library 

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