Before Mary Shelley, there was Margaret Cavendish - a prominent, early science writer originally from Colchester, Essex.
Cavendish’s work blurred the lines between philosophy, science and fiction. Her first of many publications, Poems and Fancies (1653), opened with a series of ‘atom poems’ that explore the inner, invisible workings of the physical world. In her time, Cavendish was sensationalised and ridiculed, but she was also the first woman to visit the Royal Society in London.
Join Dr Cassie Gorman (ARU) to discover this fascinating figure and her imaginative scientific practice. A one-of-a-kind reading club, you will immerse yourself in the world and works of Margaret Cavendish.
This workshop will be your practical guide to how poetry and science go hand in hand. We can’t wait to see you there.