series event

The Third Man: How are we entwined with antimicrobials today?

Credit Courtesy of STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd
Credit Courtesy of STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd

Doors open at 5 pm 

Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, The Third Man stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead! This award-winning 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene, is widely considered the best British film of the 20thcentury, and might still have lessons for us today.

Panel discussion from 7.20 - 8 pm

The panel will discuss (a) how the film depicts the roles of antimicrobials in society after they had so recently been mass-produced; (b) how this has changed today; and (c) how the roles of antimicrobials has spread and gained traction across the world.

Chair: Ms. Madlen Davies, health and science reporter at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism

  1. Dr. Clare Chandler, Medical Anthropologist, co-Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre & Principal Investigator of the AMIS Hub, LSHTM
  2. Dr. Laura Shallcross, NIHR Clinician Scientist & Honorary Consultant in Public Health, UCL
  3. Mr. Ross Macfarlane, Research Development Lead, Wellcome Collection

Reception from 8 pm in the South Courtyard Cafe  


Free to attend but registration is required. Please register using the link below.


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