A special screening of the critically acclaimed thriller, Contagion, delivered in partnership with Manchester Science Festival and the University of Manchester. Mitch Emhoff (Matt Damon) searches for answers as healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic.
This screening is followed by a panel talk featuring experts in the science of viral outbreaks.
Join author and lecturer David A. Kirby (Lab Coats in Hollywood) Professor David Robertson (University of Manchester Faculty of Life Sciences), Dr Joanne Pennock (University of Manchester Immunology Research Group) and Peter Scott (Clinical Research Specialist on Ebola and Zika Outbreaks) for a question and answer session that will explore the enduring popularity of pandemic scenario, examine how science is depicted in mass entertainment and look at the real-world fight against infectious diseases.
Duration (film & talk): 3 hours
Suitable for ages 12+
This is an unreserved seated event