Alice’s Adventures Beyond the Canal – the story

On Demand (IF 2021)

Storytelling | Biology, Environment & Nature, Literature & Poetry, Science, Space

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Alice has been reimagined and brought to IF Oxford by author JC Niala.

Alice is now a sassy, 21st century teenager, with a super-cool grandma, who explores brand-new scientific thinking which JC has uncovered by talking to researchers from across the globe, now working in the USA and UK.

Exploring a new world, Alice meets the Jester who is as characterful as the iconic Mad Hatter and where there was once madness, there’s now science. Alice unearths the importance of blending ancient ways with artificial intelligence for animal conservation in the ocean; heads into the sky to to learn more about bats, and then looks up to the stars above, where she ponders on curious questions of language and voice recognition to solve a riddle of great importance to her.

Download and read the story, 6 pages (PDF)

This story was inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and the work of AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors: Abake Adenle, Adele Luta, Beata Mierzwa, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil, Dorothy Tovar and Gracie Ermi; and was supported by the U.S. Embassy London. Story by JC Niala; illustrations by Lisa Curtis.

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