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Travelling Through Time with James Gleick

Wellington | 15 May

Literary Talk

Wallace Chapman travels through time with James Gleick

Pulitzer nominated author and science historian James Gleick discusses his latest book Time Travel: A History (2016). He is also the author of The Information and Chaos. Wallace Chapman is the host of RNZ National Sunday Morning. 

Gleick muses on the evolution of time travel as an idea from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Jorge Luis Borges to Woody Allen, investigating both the paradoxes and the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. This discussion will be a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.

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Guarantee your seat by registering via royalsociety.org.nz/events

Time Travel: A History - James will host a book signing after the talk (books and eftpos will be available).

James is also appearing at the Auckland Writers Festival and the WORD Christchurch Festival. Friends and Members of the Society receive discounts to these talks - for the codes to receive your discount when buying tickets - check out your most recent Alert newsletter.

These events are presented in partnership with Auckland Writers Festival.

Views expressed at this event may not reflect those of Royal Society Te Apārangi


Royal Society Te Apārangi


Soundings Theatre Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, 55 Cable Street, Wellington, Wellington 6011

6:00pm Mon 15 May, 2017 - 7:30pm Mon 15 May, 2017