iCHSTM 2013 Programme • Version 5.3.6, 27 July 2013 • ONLINE (includes late changes)
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Victorian science spectacular
Event code: L342
Tue 23 July, 19:30–21:00Portico Library
With contributions from:
Aileen Fyfe twitter | University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Iwan Rhys Morus | Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Katy Price twitter | Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
Tim Cockerill twitter | Freelance zoologist and circus performer, United Kingdom

Roll up, roll up! What futuristic marvels amused the Victorians and Edwardians? A band of time-travelling professors present the cutting edge of science and technology from over a century ago. Be amazed and diverted by our phonograph, magic lantern, ‘animated photographs’, and chemical and electrical experiments from the 1800s. How have attitudes to innovation and the future changed since then? And how far has the Victorian blend of education with entertainment stayed with us?

Suitable for ages 12+. Funded by a ‘Care for the Future’ grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

This public event has an admission fee of £5, except for students and retired attendees, who are admitted for free. Please make your own way to the Portico.

There will also be a free performance of this event, for Congress attendees only, on the University site on Tuesday morning: please see event E308 on the Special Sessions programme.

Location: Portico Library
57 Mosley Street, M2 3HY
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