SciScreen at Arts Picturehouse

In association with the British Science Association, SciScreen brings you a series of brilliant films, presentations and discussions that look into the scientific issues that provide the backbone to many of cinema's best-loved creations.

Each film will take place at the Arts Picturehouse and be preceded by a short talk in which experts explain the science from the film.

Monday 4 June, 6.00

PROMETHEUS

Andy Holding and Will Thompson present 'The Science of Fiction' radio show on CAM FM, and here turn their attention to the science in the new Ridley Scott film PROMETHEUS.

 

Monday 2 July, 6.00

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Alan Langley, acting glasshouse supervisor at the Cambridge Botanical Garden, will explain the real lives of carnivorous plants.

 

Monday 3 September, 6.00

GOOD WILL HUNTING

Dr James Grime from the University of Cambridge will talk engagingly about the mathematics referred to in the movie - is it as difficult as they would like us to think?

 

Monday 12 November, 6.00

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

Professor David Vaughan from the British Antarctic Survey will talk about how the warming climate will affect the penguins' habitat as the Antarctic ice sheets melt.

 

Monday 7 January 2013, 6.00

WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE

Professor Simon Baron Cohen, the Director of the Autism Research Centre, will explain the differences between the typical and the autistic brain.

 

Monday 4 March 2013, 6.00

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS 3D

Cambridge archaeologist Jessica Cooney will talk about the study of prehistoric cave paintings, and what we can deduce about the early humans artists.

 

Monday 6 May 2013, 6.00

CHIMPANZEE (TBC)

Professor William McGrew from the Department of Biological Anthropology will discuss the behaviour of wild chimpanzees and how the study of our closest living relatives can teach us more about ourselves.

 

For further details and updates, please see the SciScreen webpage

 

 

 
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