Join Helen and William Bynum as they explore the great discoveries which have helped and healed. Each is a powerful story. From dissection to DNA, understanding health and disease in diverse cultures, devising the tools of the trade, developing drugs, vaccines and successful surgery all make up medicine's past and comment on its present.
Throughout the 20th century, films used the monstrous to explore concerns about intervention and normality. This second series of 'Reproduction on Film' presents works featuring various artificial and natural monsters, examining anxieties about science, sex, relationships, parenthood and social marginalisation.
This lecture will explore the preparation strategies that are employed by athletes in the final few months leading up to an Olympic and Para-Olympic Games in order to optimise performance. We will consider physiological and psychological athlete preparation and the role of the so called 'Secret Squirrels'.