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Gillian Beer FBA and Eva HoffmanChaired by John D Barrow FRS‘If you knew Time as well as I do,’ the Mad Hatter says to Alice, ‘you wouldn’t talk about wasting it. It’s him.’ In this event, three writers well-acquainted with time discuss how it (or he) both controls and captivates us.
Dame Gillian Beer FBA, King Edward VII Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge and a leading figure at the interface between science and literature, will shortly publish a study of time in the Alice books. Writer and academic Eva Hoffman’s highly-praised work Time (2009) has been described as ‘a radical exploration of our relationship with life’s most ineffable element’. Professor John D. Barrow FRS is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, an expert on space and time, and the author of The Book of Universes (2011) and the play Infinities.
After the event our reporter caught up with the speakers, and you can download podcasts of her interviews with Gillian Beer and Eva Hoffman. You can also read a review of the event on our blog.
Saturday 1 October 2011, 2:30pm - 3:30pmWellcome Trust Lecture Hall, the Royal Society.
This event costs £4 per person.Tickets will be available on the door.
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