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York Festival of Ideas
Prepare to be transported back 120 years as you watch a staged reconstruction of a late Victorian popular scientific lecture about electricity and the future. Professor Marmaduke Salt of the Royal Panopticon of Popular Science (Iwan Rhys Morus of Aberystwyth University) performs spectacular electrical experiments onstage.
By recreating a late Victorian lecture, this event will explore the ways in which audiences for science at the end of the 19th century were invited to imagine the ways in which science would transform the future. Find out how people in Victorian times thought about the future and how they thought it would come about.
Professor Iwan Rhys Morus of Aberystwyth University is a historian of Victorian science and the author of a number of books on Victorian science. He is particularly interested in how the Victorians imagined the future. His alter ego, Marmaduke Salt, is a professor at the Royal Panopticon of Popular Science.
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This event is part of the Explorations in Science and Technology festival theme. Also in this theme: