Dickens's Scientific Interest


In this video learn how Charles Dickens was one of the greatest scientific communicators of the Victorian age as Dr Adelene Buckland provides an introduction to the exhibition Charles Dickens: Man of Science.

This video is the first in a series of six videos celebrating our special exhibition, Charles Dickens: Man of Science.



Dr Adelene Buckland is a senior lecturer in nineteenth-century literature at King's College, London. Her specialism is science and literature, and she is the author of numerous articles on the subject, including a chapter on geology in The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science (2017). She is the author of Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology (Chicago: 2013) for which she was the winner of the 2012 Marc-Auguste-Pictet Prize in the History of Science.

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