Film: Agora (2009) by multi-awards winning director Alejandro Amenábar, stars Rachel Weisz as Hypatia
IMDB: 7.2/10; Awards: 11 wins and 14 nominations
Genre: Drama / Period / Romance
Details: 126 mins, BBFC Cert 12A, contains moderate violence.
Set against the backdrop of events in the late Roman Empire, in the dramatic settings of Alexandria and its library, “Agora” tells a touching story of science, religion, politics and love. Its protagonist, Hypatia, is a historical figure who was a notable teacher, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and even what is now called a physicist, and perhaps the last female scientist of antiquity.
Before the film there will be a 10 minutes introduction talk by Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky, Head of School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln.
Tickets: The event is open to everybody (Cert 12A), IOP membership is not needed. Attendance is free, but registration is required, as places are limited. Your confirmation email serves as a ticket.