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Film and Neurodiversity

  • Free
  • Discussion
  • British Sign Language

Watch a recording of writer and researcher Dr Bonnie Evans in this online event looking at the origins of film-making at the turn of the 20th century and how this led to a new form of neurodiverse cinema only now being rediscovered.

Through film clips and photos, Bonnie explores how this work has transformed how we think about difference, and the ways it continues to offer new perspectives on humanity in all its forms.



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British Sign Language

This event is British Sign Language interpreted. An interpreter will be embedded in the event stream/visible to all attendees and will interpret what is discussed into BSL for d/Deaf, hard of hearing and deafened attendees.

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About your speaker

Black and white, head shot of Dr Bonnie Evans.

Dr Bonnie Evans

Dr Bonnie Evans is a lecturer at Queen Mary University and author of 'The metamorphosis of autism: A history of child development in Britain'. She completed her PhD at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University, in 2010. Following that, she was a postdoctoral researcher at King’s College, London's Centre for Medical Humanities, working on a project entitled ‘Cultural and Historical Influences on Psychiatric Diagnoses’.