The first of the new BookTalk series under the umbrella of Cardiff’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy took place on 30 April 2015. Members of the public joined BookTalk for a drink as we uncovered the themes in Robert Louis Stevenson’s gothic chiller, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which have made it such an enduring classic for over a century since its original publication in 1886. When Jekyll and Hyde first appeared, it sent a shiver of horror through its Victorian readers with the shocking revelation at the end of the tale: that the respectable scientist, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the monstrous criminal, Edward Hyde, were two halves of the same person. Our speakers were Dr Dawn Knight, Dr Anthony Mandal and Professor Keir Waddington.
You can read the posts for the event below: