Marine, Health and Wellbeing
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

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This interdisciplinary event, curated by Alexis Kirke of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (ICCMR) and supported by the Marine Institute, involves active and leading researchers in psychology, social sciences, biomedicine and the arts. 

The event will be introduced by Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research and Enterprise at the University of Plymouth. 

Talks are aimed at the general public with the following topics discussing: 

  • antibiotics from the deep - marine sponges in the fight against drug resistant infections 
  • using activity sailing trips to help vulnerable children and people recovering from drug addiction 
  • how visiting aquariums can help reduce blood pressure and heart rate.

There is also the premiere of a short fictional film A Boat, which uses a marine metaphor to help break down age and symptom clichés about dementia. 

University speakers include

Registration opens from 17:30 for 18:00 start. We aim to finish around 20:30.

This event is free and open to all. Please register your place via the above link or contact events@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.

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