Science on Screen: The Imitation Game

10 January 2018

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT

Time: 19:00-22:15

The Imitation Game

Image credit: Black Bear Pictures, Bristol Automative 

This Oscar-winning World War 2 thriller tells the story of the genius computer scientist Alan Turing and his quest to break the German Enigma code. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A to explore the themes of the film.


  • Aengus Stewart, head of Bioinformatics at the Crick
  • James Briscoe, Group Leader, Developmental Dynamics Laboratory and member of the Crick's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee
  • Kirstie Whitaker, Research Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute

Age guidance: Certificate 12 

Watch the trailer here
Book tickets here (Booking opens on 17 Nov)


This autumn and winter the Francis Crick Institute presents our first film festival: a series of compelling dramas with a science twist. Come along to enjoy top notch films, a drink from the bar, complimentary popcorn and great after-show discussions with our panel of speakers from the Crick and beyond.

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