Locked-in: science on screen

23 October, 6:00 pm

2 hr 30 minFrom £10

Film / discussion | The Arts, The Mind

Join University of Oxford neuroscientists for a screening and discussion about the French subtitled film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the true story of a former Elle editor, Jean-Dominique Bauby. A major stroke leaves Bauby almost entirely paralysed, with the exception of his left eye. Bauby uses the experience to redeem himself for his less than exemplary life. Contribute your views of the film’s premise that consciousness is at the core of humanity and learn about locked-in syndrome, stroke and brain plasticity.

Ticket prices: £12 adult / £11 senior / £10 students and claimants

COVID security

With a sizable number of staff, performers, volunteers, and indeed the public, not yet fully vaccinated, we encourage our visitors to continue wearing masks and to practice social distancing so that we can all feel safe and protected. We see this as an important step to protecting everyone involved in creating culture in Oxford, and kindly request that visitors remain considerate during this time. In the event of a change in COVID status, the Festival reserves the right to convert in-person events to digital if required and will inform all ticket holders of any changes.


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