Resistance: Not all germs are created equal
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

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When scientists in the mid-20th century developed the means to mass-produce antibiotics it was hailed as a medical miracle. Only now are we realising the potentially catastrophic implications of this innovation. 

The question: have we reached a point where we must save antibiotics in order to save ourselves? 

The new documentary Resistance seeks to answer this question using a blend of interviews, archival material, animation and vérité footage shot across the US and other parts of the globe. In the process the film also reveals the past, present and possible futures of one of the greatest health threats humanity has ever faced.

Join Dr James Edwards, Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology), to understand this issue and gain insight on how to help combat it as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November).

  • Film running time: 70 minutes.
  • Age rating: None

Doors open at 18:30 for the free screening from 19:00-20:10. Book your place via the above link.

Refreshments are available after the event with the opportunity to speaking with leading scientists at the University.

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Today's events

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotic Awareness Week typically falls in November each year, but the University hosts several events throughout the year including interactive lab workshops, film screenings, seminars, and even pub quizzes. Visit our WAAW page to see what's coming up.

Find out more on our WAAW page

Could you help spread knowledge about antibiotic resistance? Sign-up to become an Antibiotic Guardian, visit:

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