Buxton International Festival

Gavin Francis

Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human ChangePavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

The shape of life

Why and how does our body mysteriously and remorselessly shift its shape? While medicine now has unprecedented power to alter our lives, that power has limitations and we must accept that to be alive is to be in perpetual change. Gavin Francis, who is both writer and physician, draws on history, art, literature, myth and magic to show how the very essence of being human is change.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £11



Frankenstein 200: Book for any two of the following: Gavin Francis (15 July), Miranda Seymour (17 July) or Fiona Sampson (18 July); and receive a 25% discount on the second talk.