Monday 9 June 2014

Iris (cert. 15) Tuesday June 24th at the Hadyn Ellis Building

Iris (cert. 15) from 6pm on Tuesday June 24th at the Hadyn Ellis Building

Iris, based on the life of British writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch, is a story of unlikely yet enduring love. As a young academic, Murdoch meets and eventually falls in love with fellow professor John Bayley, a man whose awkwardness seems in stark opposition to the self-confidence of his future wife. The story unfolds through Bayley's eyes.
He recalls their first encounter over 40 years earlier. These images portray Murdoch as a vibrant young woman with great intellect and are contrasted with the novelist's later life, after the effects of Alzheimer's Disease have ravaged her. Murdoch's great mind deteriorates until she is reduced to a mere vestige of her former self, unable to perform simple tasks and completely reliant on her husband.

Join us for a FREE screening of the film Iris, followed by a FREE panel discussion centering on  themes brought up in the film including dementia, social care, medical ethics and ageing. 

Confirmed speakers include Profs Kim Graham, John Gallacher, Joanna Latimer and Andrew Edgar

Free food and drinks will be provided and everyone attending is welcome to take part in the debate.

Date: Tuesday June 24th.
Time: 6pm start (please arrive 10-15 beforehand)
Venue: Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff University.
Book at: Iris

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