The Time Machine
In Our Time: Culture · 52 minutes ·

The Time Machine

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas explored in HG Wells' novella, published in 1895, in which the Time Traveller moves forward to 802,701 AD. There he finds humanity has evolved into the Eloi and Morlocks, where the Eloi are small but leisured fruitarians and the Morlocks live below ground, carry out the work and have a different diet. Escaping the Morlocks, he travels millions of years into the future, where the environment no longer supports humanity.

The image above is from a painting by Anton Brzezinski of a scene from The Time Machine, with the Time Traveller meeting the Eloi


Simon Schaffer
Professor of History of Science at Cambridge University

Amanda Rees
Historian of science at the University of York


Simon James
Professor in the Department of English Studies at Durham University

Producer: Simon Tillotson

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