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UK Premiere of '50 Years of Shame'

Thursday 21 April 2016, 6.15PM

Speaker(s): Panel Chair: Prof Caroline Glendinning (Prof Emerita of Social Policy, University of York, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Trustee of the Thalidomide Trust).

Panel: Ana Salar (Co-Director of '50 anos de Verguenza' and journalist); Craig Millward (UK Thalidomide survivor and Culture Change Consultant); Alfonso Fernandez (Thalidomide survivor born in Frankfurt, to Spanish Parents, formerly President of the Hessen Association of Thalidomiders and now member of the board); Liz Newbronner (PhD student in the Dep.t of Health Sciences focusing on the health and quality of life of Thalidomide survivors as they grow older). 

The Centre for Global Health Histories and The Department of Health Sciences are delighted to present this UK premiere of '50 Años de Vergüenza,' (50 Years of Shame). Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a round table discussion with experts on Thalidomide, UK Thalidomide survivors and one of the film's creators. 

50 years ago, Thalidomide slipped into the lives of thousands of families. Grünenthal is the pharmaceutical company that created and sold the drug, responsible for a story that is still largely untold. This film explores that story. 

This event is free and open to all, tickets are available through eventbrite here.

Please email if you have any questions about the venue or availability of seats. 

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Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York