Imagination and interpretation: Writing science into fiction

On 20 July 2011, Pat Barker CBE and Philip Sington will be leading a discussion at the Royal Society, London, about representing scientists and science in contemporary fiction. Both authors have imaginatively used the archives of early 20th century scientists as the basis for major works of fiction. They will reveal what attracted them to these historical sources in particular, and discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of interpreting modern science in fictional worlds.

The event is free, and all are welcome to attend. No ticket or advance booking is required. Doors will open at 5.30pm, and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.The discussion kicks off at 6pm, and is scheduled to finish at 7.30pm.