Free Admission, seats bookable


Thursday 12th November

1pm. Main Lecture Theatre

The Years that Rocked the Planet

Rock nostalgia, dramatic news footage and comedy material from the last three decades.

6pm. Main Lecture Theatre

Undercurrents Alternative News Videos

Alternative Oxford video-makers Undercurrents present their latest film followed by a discussion.


Friday 13th November

11.15am. Main Lecture Theatre

Clockwork Radio

Film about extrovert British clockwork radio inventor Trevor Bayliss, who made it possible for people in rural Africa to have access to radio without expensive batteries.

12.45pm. Main Lecture Theatre

Ecological Design: inventing the future

Award winning documentary illuminates the emergence of ecological design in the 20thC. Featuring the planet's most creative architects and engineers, and archive footage of Buckminster Fuller's incredible creations, it presents a vision of how life will be lived in the 21st century.

6.00pm. Main Lecture Theatre

Werner Hertzog's Lessons of Darkness

Stunningly photographed film by legendary German director Werner Herzog of burning oilfields in Kuwait after the Gulf War. At the end of the war the Iraqi army left 600 oilfields ablaze, causing irreparable damage to the countryside. Firemen from all over the world put their lives at risk to spend months battling against the flames.


Monday 16th November

1pm. Main Lecture Theatre

The Years that Rocked the Planet

Rock nostalgia, dramatic news footage and comedy material from the last three decades.

6pm. Lloyd Lecture Theatre

World Population

This short, but dramatic video presents a graphic simulation of population growth from the beginning of time to the present, with projections to the future. As viewers watch the years roll by on a digital clock, a dot will light up on a world map to represent each million people added to the population.

Metropolis

A lyrical, analytical and troubling portrait of Britain's ageing capital city. London is Europe's least energy efficient metropolis with a hopelessly choked transport system. On a hopeful note, more ecologically viable systems are now being attempted.

6pm. Science Lecture Theatre

Microcosmos

Miraculous camerawork of a day and a night in the insect universe.


Tuesday 17th November

6pm. Main Hall

World Population

This short, but dramatic video presents a graphic simulation of population growth from the beginning of time to the present, with projections to the future.

Earth & The American Dream

Haunting images from 16thC to modern day America from Oscar winning director Bill Couturie and a star-studded cast of narrators.

6pm. Science Lecture Theatre

Biogas

Biogas is a new form of power in India - cow dung and water - cheap, sustainable and a marvellous use of waste.


Wednesday 18th November

1pm. Main Lecture Theatre

World Population (see above)

BBC Top Gear

Three short films: Benzene/recycled cars/Volvo's environmentally friendly buses.

Wind Turbines in the Landscape

The logistics and problems of setting up wind farms.

2pm. Main Hall

The Years that Rocked the Planet (see above)


More films to be announced. All films to take place at Brookes University, Gypsy Lane, Headington, Oxford.

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