Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Film entered for Oscars features clip of epilepsy lecture

Mon Oct 02 16:55:00 BST 2017

Professor Roland Jones could potentially be in the credit list of an Academy Award winning film.

Earlier this year, a Norwegian entertainment company got in contact with Professor Jones requesting the use of an audio clip from a lecture he gave in 2011.

A ten second-long clip of his lecture exploring epilepsy, was eventually used in the film Thelma .

The film directed by Joachim Trier, had its first screening two weeks ago at the Toronto Film Festival. Thelma received good reviews and was selected as Norway’s Entry for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at next year’s Oscars.

Listen to the full lecture “Moon Gods, Demons and the Sacred Disease: A History of Epilepsy and How We Treat It”.