September 25, 2021

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

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Fiction Lab

11 April, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jennifer Rohn of hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you’re an interested reader who has something to say, then come along.

The format of Fiction Lab is simple. All you need to do is check this webpage for the book choice, read the book beforehand and then drop into the Ri to discuss it with other fiction lovers.

Fiction Lab will be held in the Sunley Room this month. Admission is free and there is no need to book tickets in advance.

This month’s book

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin


Adelia Aguilar is a rare thing in medieval Europe – a woman who has trained as a doctor. Her speciality is the study of corpses, a skill that must be concealed if she is to avoid accusations of witchcraft. But in Cambridge, a child has been murdered, others are disappearing and King Henry has called upon a renowned Italian investigator to find the killer – fast.  What the king gets is Adelia, his very own Mistress of the Art of Death. The investigation takes Adelia deep into Cambridge; its castle and convents, and streets teeming with life. And it is here that she attracts the attention of a murderer who is prepared to kill again.


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