BIS Prestige Lecture – 2001: Filming the Future

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Speaker: Piers Bizony

Date: 27 June 2012
Start Time: 6:30 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1SZ

Piers Bizony’s visually exciting lecture will look at the making of ‘2001’ and put its design and technology in context, more than forty years after the film’s first release. How much of Clarke and Kubrick’s vision of the future still stands the test of time – and how far have we achieved their visions of space travel in the real 21st century?

Biography: Piers Bizony has written about science, aerospace and cosmology for a wide variety of magazines in the UK and the US. 2001: Filming the Future, his award-winning book on the making of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, has become a standard reference work. It was also the basis for a Channel 4 documentary film. In 1997, The Rivers of Mars, his critically acclaimed analysis of the life on Mars debate, was shortlisted for the NASA/Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Writing, and his recent critically acclaimed book The Man Who Ran the Moon tells the story of NASA’s lunar-era chief for the first time: not Wernher von Braun, as so many people assume, but a North Carolina lawyer named Jim Webb.

Entrance fee: Members £10, Non-members £20.

Pre-booking is essential as seating is limited, and early booking is advised. To book your ticket click here

Doors open at 5.30 pm, the lecture starts at 6.30 pm, with a Q&A session at 7.30 pm and refreshments included in the price. Doors close at 9.00 pm.

In advance of his presentation, Piers will be talking to Odyssey about this seminal film and its enduring influence. Keep an eye on the website for further details.

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