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Talk: Automata in Literature and Culture: ‘A Machine as wonderful and complex as a Man’

Wed 26 Sep, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

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This talk has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. It will now take place on Wednesday 26 September at 2.30pm.

Your tickets can be transferred to the new date, or we will offer full refunds to those of you who are unable to attend the new date.

Please call us on 01926 645571 or 01926 645572 to speak directly to our Admissions team who can process your ticket changes.


Delve further into the world of historical and contemporary automata, learning more about their history, significance and what they tell us about society and culture.

Join Franziska Kohlt, researcher in English and History of Science from the University of Oxford as she reveals the tales behind the machines. We will traverse from the mythological Prometheus and Pygmalion, to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and E.T.A Hoffmann’s chilling Sandman, to modern-day Artificial Intelligence, to show how automata have and continue to hold up a mirror to reality.

Members: £10

Annual Pass Holders: £18.50

Non-Members: £25*

*this price includes DAY TICKET

Crimson Prince (detail), 2018, Tim Lewis. © Tim Lewis, courtesy Flowers Gallery, London & New York

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