Wednesday 23 November, 7:30pm
In 1816, Europe and North America experienced a bizarre weather phenomenon, a year where seemingly there was no summer. Heavy rain and even frosts in June led to famine, poverty and large-scale migration as crops failed. However this was also a year of great cultural achievement; amongst other things, the year when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. This talk by Professor Giles Harrison will explore the links between these events and the catastrophic eruption the previous year of Mount Tambora in modern-day Indonesia.
Tickets cost £5.00.