'The Talkies' - Film + Talk series

The Talkies

Lights, Camera, Interaction!

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Free Film and Discussion welcome to all
Bringing research projects to life through film


What is The Talkies?

The Talkies is a series of events running in collaboration with academic research projects throughout the University. Free screenings of well-known films and special guests will set the scene for engaging discussion revolving around society’s most thought-provoking issues. Get ‘in-the-know’ about various intrinsically interdisciplinary projects around the University and meet the research leaders behind these exciting projects. From Masculine Culture to Colonising Space, The Talkies facilitates debate and intrigue surrounding the most controversial and pioneering discoveries in research.

Everybody is encouraged to come along and participate in The Talkies event to explore topical issues driving research. Let's step outside of disciplinary silos and build an environment that inspires everyone to work together to tackle society’s most complex challenges.

Got an idea for the Talkies?

If you have, or know of, an academic project with interdisciplinary potential, would like to quiz a guest speaker on a topic, or want to see your favourite film launched into topical discussion, e-mail your ideas to: ​lias@le.ac.uk

Previous events:

- LIAS Talkies: Dr Sarah Goldsmith (Leverhulme Fellow and AHRC New Thinker) and Laura Wade (screenwriter) in dialogue, and a screening of Riot Club.

Men and Money: Join the ongoing debate surrounding space and role of gender, power, privilege and class in today's world

- Leicester Launch of Dr Moore’s EU-OSHA Report and Screening & Panel Discussion of ‘Ex Machina’

Dr Phoebe V Moore was commissioned by the European Union Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU-OSHA to write the report  ‘Artificial Intelligence: Occupational Safety and Health and the Future of Work’. Read more about the report here

- Join the ongoing debate surrounding the changing nature of nuclear war and the global threat of the internet with a screening of War Games, written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes, and directed by John Badham. Discussion will be led by Dr. Andrew Futter.

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