Free showing of the film Magic Medicine, followed by Q&A
|Starts:||17:30 7 May 2020|
|Ends:||21:00 7 May 2020|
|What is it:||Screening|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Over 2 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.
His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of the lives.
With deeply moving footage of the "trips" the patients go on, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to ground-breaking psychedelic research.
This event has been organised by Professor Jo Neill, Professor of Psychopharmacology, Division of Pharmacy & Optometry
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre B