Science on Screen : Hidden Figures

Science on Screen: Hidden Figures

  • Event date:
  • Start time: 18:30 End time: - 22:00
  • Event Location: The Francis Crick Institute
  • Event Type: Public Event

About Science on Screen 2019/20

This autumn and winter the Francis Crick Institute presents Science on Screen, a series of compelling dramas with a science twist.

Come along to enjoy top-notch films, complimentary popcorn, and explore the themes featured in the films with speakers from the Crick and beyond.

All screenings will be free but tickets must be booked in advance via Eventbrite. Tickets will be released four to six weeks before each event.

Hidden Figures

Based on true events, this film celebrates the story of the African-American women: Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) who played a vital, yet underrated, role in the 1960s NASA space programme.

These women were instrumental in launching astronaut John Glen into space whilst fighting against racial and gender discrimination.

Join us to explore the themes of the film with the following speakers:

Lilian Hunt - Programme Manager, EDIS (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Science and Health)

Aylin Cakiroglu - Senior AI Scientist at BenevolentAI and Visiting Scientist at the Crick

Karen Ambrose - Database Team Lead at the Crick and Chair of PRISM, the Crick's race equity network

This event has been created in partnership with PRISM, the Crick's race equity network.

Age guidance: PG

This event is free. Tickets must be booked in advance. Book your free ticket here.