1816: The Year Without A Summer

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.

Buy tickets with WeGotTickets

Or contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s