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A University of Liverpool scientist will be introducing a special showing at FACT of the sci-fi horror film ‘The Thing’ as part of the programme of fringe events of the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting this December.
At 6pm on Wednesday, 14 December Dr Susan Withenshaw, a researcher in disease ecology at the University’s Institute of Integrative Biology, will open the evening’s screening at FACT with an introduction to the real science influencing one of cinema’s most iconic films.
The Thing (1982) follows pilot MacReady (Kurt Russel), Dr Copper (Richard Dysart) and their team stationed at a US Antarctic research station, as they investigate the cause of the destruction and massacre at a nearby Norwegian station. A gripping, high intensity journey follows, as the threat from an alien parasitic life form becomes rapidly realized.
Based on “Who Goes There?”, the 1938 novella by John W. Campbell Jr., The Thing takes inspiration from scientific fields including parasitology, epidemiology, behavioural ecology and microbiology.
A drinks reception will follow in the FACT bar, with an opportunity to chat to Susan and other scientists from the University and across the UK.
The British Ecological Society is a learned society in the field of ecology that was founded in 1913. It is the oldest ecological society in the world. The Society’s mission is to generate, communicate and promote ecological knowledge and solutions and it achieves this through a wide range of activities.
This event has been organized in collaboration with the BES Parasites and Pathogens Special Interest Group.
To book tickets please visit http://bit.ly/2eirVad or call FACT on 0151 707 4444.
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