John Higgs
Stranger Than We Can Imagine - Making Sense of the 20th Century
County Buildings, Main Hall
Wednesday 30th September 2015

We think we understand the 20th century. But do we really comprehend how odd it was compared to what came before? John Higgs’s dazzling alternative history shows how the Victorians’ elegant, clockwork universe became increasingly woozy and uncertain; and how we discovered that our world is not just stranger than we imagine but, in the words of Sir Arthur Eddington, “stranger than we can imagine”. “Beautiful, erudite, funny and enlightening”, Robin Ince.

County Buildings, Main Hall