October, 2022

23oct6:00 pm7:00 pm6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Mrs X and Me: What is AMR and what can we do about it?The Nosocomial ProjectEvent Type :Performance & Film


(Sunday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Dr Williams's Library

14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR

Event Details

In September 1928, Alexander Fleming returned to his laboratory from holiday. Before leaving, he had inoculated staphylococci on culture plates and left them on his bench. On return, one was contaminated with a fungus and the colonies of staphylococci surrounding it had been destroyed: by the antibiotic effect of penicillin.

Join us for a theatrical conversation between Healthcare Scientists, AMR researchers, actors and patients on the looming health crisis of antimicrobial resistance which Fleming predicted in his Nobel Prize acceptance. A journey of drama, personal stories and cutting-edge science. With: Nidhi Kapil, Dr Steven Kemp, Tara Kearney, Nicola Sanderson, Helen Sheals, Rebecca Simon, Sam Watkin, Jonny Wright, Özge Yetiş, Peter Clements.

Texts: Mrs X by Nicola Baldwin; Nobel Prize speech 1945, Dr Alexander Fleming; Lucky Jen by Nicola Sanderson; Me And Her by Rebecca Simon; Klebsiella by Peter Clements; Precision AMR 3-minute Theses: Nidhi Kapil, Halan Mohamed, Dr Steven Kemp, Sam Watkin, Özge Yetiş, Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green, Anthony de Souza, Dr Jennifer Rohn. Created in collaboration with UCL Precision AMR. With thanks to UCL, Great Ormond Street Hospital, SfAM, HIS, RCPath.

Please note this performance contains themes of illness and infection. Suitable for ages 14+.

Tickets: FREE – but pre-booking is essential

Mrs X and Me: What is AMR and what can we do about it?
Mrs X and Me: What is AMR and what can we do about it?

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