In collaboration with UHarts, the STEM Twilight club has been established to promote the engagement of students with STEM subjects and the University through films and documentaries. Special showings will consist of a film or documentary clips plus an academic's expertise to discuss contemporary developments in science.
Full Event Details:
"A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash"- Dr James O. Jenkins
Timing: Tuesday 16th October 2012, 19.00-21.00
"A Crude Awakening" tells the story of how civilisation's addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. The film comes to a startling, but logical conclusion that our industrial society needs to be re-imagined ad overhauled.
"Flow: For the Love of Water"- Dr James O. Jenkins
Timing: Tuesday 11th December 2012, 19.00-21.00
"Flow: For the Love of Water" explores what experts believe to be one of the most important political and environmental issues of the 21st century- "The World Water Crisis". The film presents a compelling case against the growing privatisation of the world's fresh water supply, by asking the astute question "can anyone really own water"? Dr James Jenkins will lead the discussion after the showing of this documentary film.
"As Good as it Gets" - Professor Karen J. Pine
In "As Good as it Gets" the central character Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is a successful author who is racist, misogynistic, homophobic and belligerent. He has been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive order (OCD). This talk will look at the portrayal of mental illness in film- what is OCD? Are Melvin's symptoms typical or exaggerated for comedic and dramatic effect? Can he be helped by drugs, by the kindness of people like Carol or would behaviour therapy have been more effective?
Max no. of students: Unlimited
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)