The Young People’s event “Science on Screen” at BFI Southbank will occur on the 29th April 2013.
“Science on Screen” is an event for young people at BFI Southbank featuring:
- the young persons’ choice of Best Science TV Documentary in Europe – and the winner
- questions to the programme makers and scientists
- views on scientists and science on screen
Date: 29th April 2013
Screenings of extracts from the 6 finalist TV documentaries:
Automatic Brain WDR Germany
Bones: Origins of Us Episode 1 BBC TV
Bird Brain Servus TV, Austria
Orbit: Earth’s Extraordnary Journey BBC TV
The Hunt for the Higgs Boson Horizon Special BBC TV
Survivors of Cold, from series Life in Hell ARTE France/Germany
Panel led-discussion from different professions involved, including:
Broadcaster Jonathan Renouf, BBC Exec Producer “ORBIT: Earth’s Extra-ordinary Journey” series
Scientist/engineer Dr Helen Czerski, Co-Presenter of ORBIT: Earth’s Extra-ordinary Journey
Director Zoe Heron, Producer, BONES
CERN scientist Professor Jon Butterworth, Lead Interviewee in THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS BOSON
Announcement of the Winning Programme
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch Break
2.00pm Session looking at three aspects of science and film/TV/AV
Chaired by Mark Reid, Head of Education at the NFT/BFI with Dr Maggie Aderin, space scientist. The themes are:
a) The history of science on film, and the synergy between physics of film – light, perspectives etc – and film presentation of science which draws upon the BFI’s archive.
b) The role of film as an illuminator of science concepts.
c) The representation of scientists/engineers – The roles and opportunities for women in science will also be addressed.
If you would like to attend, please e-mail Pat Morton on P.M.Morton@shu.ac.uk to ensure places. For enquiries, e-mail Andrew Millington at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 020 7483 4545