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  • None 00:00:00 None 23:59:59 Pacific/Auckland JAMES GLEICK: TIME TRAVEL 6-7pm The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts


Tuesday 16 May 2017

James Gleick is heading to Christchurch for the 2017 WORD Christchurch Autumn Season in association with Auckland Writers Festival.

When Stephen Hawking once famously held a cocktail party for time travellers and nobody showed up, he said it proved time travel was not possible. But is it? If you have a lifelong fascination with time travel, or even just a passing curiosity about it, this event is for you. James Gleick, leading science communicator and author of Time Travel: A History, gives a mind-bending exploration of this fascinating subject: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. From H.G. Wells to Doctor Who, from pulp fiction to modern physics, Gleick will explore as many facets of time travel as possible in just one hour. Bring your burning questions. Chaired by San Francisco State University Professor Daniel Bernardi, visiting University of Canterbury film and media studies scholar, science fiction expert and documentary filmmaker.

The Autumn Season in association with Auckland Writers Festival runs from 14-17 May 2017. For the full programme, visit