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Upcoming events

A Visionary Madness


7 January 2017 14:00 - 15:00


Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Kent BR3 3BX

The extraordinary ‘air loom’ currently on display in the Bethlem boardroom came from the remarkable imagination of James Tilly Matthews who believed its influencing rays could control individuals and governments alike. Hear historian Mike Jay discuss the life of this former Bethlem patient. He will also be signing copies of his book The Influencing Machine.