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Department of English Studies

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This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

HG Wells double bill: The Time Machine and Time After Time

13th August 2017, 18:00 to 21:00, Gala Theatre, Professor Simon James

Revisit two classic films that fast-forward in time, in this special screening introduced by Professor Simon James.

In conjunction with the exhibition Time Machines currently running at Palace Green Library, the Gala Theatre in Durham are hosting special screenings of films which play with time.

This H.G. Wells double bill - 'The Time Machine' and 'Time After Time' - will be introduced by Professor Simon James.

The Time Machine - In George Pal's version of the H.G. Wells classic, Rod Taylor stars as George, a young scientist fascinated with the concept of time travel. On December 31, 1899, George seats himself in his jerry-built time machine and thrusts himself forward into 1917.

Time After Time - It's H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) versus Jack the Ripper (David Warner) in the fanciful Time After Time -- and, per the film's title, the chase extends from the 19th century to the 20th.

Tickets are available from The Gala Theatre, Durham, and can be booked online at Alternatively you can contact the box office on 03000 266 600. 10% discount for holders of a ticket to the Palace Green Library Time Machines exhibition.

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