Almost every screening will be followed by a Q&A with a stem cell scientist, an opportunity to engage more deeply with scientific developments.
You can request to host your own screening.
As part of Manchester Café Scientifique. With Professor Sue Kimber.
As part of Sheffield Café Scientifique. With Professor Peter Andrews.
Free Film screening and Q&A with Professor Pete Coffey, Director of the London Project to Cure Blindness.
Private screening for Cambridgeshire Biology Teachers Network and students.
Come along to the screening of a feature-length documentary exploring the science of stem cells, and the realities behind hopes and fears associated with stem cell research. Scientist Dr Paul Fairchild (Director of the Oxford Stem Cell Institute) will be on hand to answer your questions afterwards.
Some say it may lead to new treatments for diseases that have proved so hard to tackle, from cancer and MS to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Others argue that it leads to difficult ethical issues. Either way, stem cell technology is in the news, and this 70-minute documentary explains why, with beautiful animations and interviews with some of the world’s leading pioneers in the field.
After a break for refreshments, there’s time to put questions and comments to Prof. Ian Chambers of the University of Edinburgh. Admission free. Apologies, a price was put on the tickets in the printed programme - we can definitely confirm that it's free! You don't really need to book but if you would like a free ticket, just click on the link.
Supported by the Scottish Government.
More information on the Orkney International Science Festival here.