The First Vampyre.

Lord Byron's Physician Dr Polidori

 


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The manner of Frankenstein's conception is not unknown, but the other gothic figure to emerge from that evening of writing ghost stories at the Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva is more obscure  The Vampyre, a story from the pen of Lord Byrons doctor, John William Polidori.

In this illustrated lecture, Dr Ruth Richardson and Professor Brian Hurvitz from Kings College London trace the life of this young doctor before that fateful night, and follow through to his tragic death and literary afterlife.

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Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
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