Science on Screen: Life Story: The Race for the Double Helix

07 February 2018

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

Time: 19:00-22:00

Life Story Double Helix

The dramatic true story of scientists Francis Crick and James Watson, in a race to solve one of the greatest mysteries of 20th-century science - the structure of DNA.

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


  • Matthew Cobb, professor of zoology at the University of Manchester and author of Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code
  • Phil Ruis, PhD candidate in the DNA Repair Metabolism Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute
  • Peter Bradshaw, film critic at The Guardian

Age guidance: Recommended for 12+

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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