Playing God Film Series at the University of Manchester

March 5-May 21, 2015, University of Manchester

The Science and Entertainment Laboratory within the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester is organising a Wellcome Trust funded series of free public screenings of films that engage with the diverse themes of religion and science. The Playing God Film Series will explore the portrayal of these subjects in six classic movies and will challenge audiences to consider the nature of, and connections between, science and religion. Each screening, showing at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester across March, April and May, will be introduced by an expert speaker and followed by a panel discussion. Full details of the film series can be found here:

  • 5th March – Bride of Frankenstein (Introduced by Dr David A. Kirby, University of Manchester)
  • 19th March – The Exorcist (Introduced by Professor Mark Jancovich, University of East Anglia)
  • 16th April – Planet of the Apes (Introduced by Dr Amy C. Chambers, University of Manchester)
  • 30th April – Solaris (Introduced by Sean Martin, Filmmaker)
  • 14th May – Creation (Introduced by Professor Peter Scott, University of Manchester and Professor Joe Cain, University College London)
  • 21st May – Altered States (Introduced by Dr William R. Macauley, University of Manchester)

Posted: March 03, 2015