Dickens the Communicator


In a time when science was still being established, man and women of science urgently needed communicators and champions to share their ideas with the people. In this video learn how Charles Dickens’s power and influence as a well-known writer led him to become one of the most important communicators of scientific discoveries of the Victorian age.

This video is the third in a series of six videos celebrating our special exhibition, Charles Dickens: Man of Science. The first video can be found here and the second can be found here.

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.


Museum Blog

This blog takes you behind the scenes at the Charles Dickens Museum, giving fresh insight on everything from discoveries new and old in our collection, to exhibitions, events and learning initiatives.

You’ll be hearing from a variety of Museum staff and volunteers, as well as guest curators, academics, artists and Dickens enthusiasts. Why not join the debate and let us know you thoughts on the latest blog by using our hashtag #CDMBlog

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