THEATRE OF DEBATE

DIGITAL DRAMA

In partnership with artists and scientists, Y Touring has created and produced 13 Theatre of Debate® productions. Each production consists of a live performance of a specially commissioned play and a debate with electronic voting, supported by teachers resources. Each production creates a wealth of unique content on often sensitive and challenging but always incredibly interesting scientific topics, all of which are vital to our future health. For those of you who can't get to see our productions, we are exploring different ways we can digitalise our content to reach the widest possible audience.

On this page, you will find links to ways in which you can engage with a selection of our productions digitally either through audio or film. You can also watch presentations by the scientists and academics who have helped us create these productions. If you are a teacher or a science communicator you can access resources to use with your students.
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Breathing Country

Theme: The use of electronic patient records in medical research
Content: Downloadable audio drama; Expert Presentations on film; Teacher's resources.
Tags: Electronic Patient database;Depression;Facebook;Privacy; CBT;Internet;NHS Connecting for Health; L.S.E; The Killick Street Community Health Centre;Martyn Thomas Associates;King’s College London;Royal Academy of Engineering.
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Starfish

Theme: The use of clinical trials
Content: Downloadable audio drama; Expert Presentations on film; Teacher's Resources.
Tags: Clinical trials;v-CJD;Social Phobia;life-threatening illness; Second Life; The Cochrane Library; James Lind Library; UK Clinical Research Network; Association of Medical Research Charities; Languagelab.com; Department of Health and the Medical Research Council.
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Every Breath

Theme: The use of animals in medical research
Content: Downloadable audio drama;Teacher's resources.
Tags: Use of animals in research; Buddhism;Asthma;Animal rights;protesters;RSPCA; Europeans for Medical Progress;British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection; Association of Medical Research Charities;Biomedical Research Educational Trust.
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Every Breath (Film)

Theme: The use of animals in medical research
Content: Key scenes from the film adaptation; Teacher's resources.
Tags:Use of animals in research; Buddhism;Asthma;Animal rights;protesters;RSPCA; Europeans for Medical Progress;British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection; Association of Medical Research Charities;Biomedical Research Educational Trust.
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The Projectionist

Theme: Privacy and Surveillance and the role of engineers/engineering
Content: Downloadable audio drama;Teacher's resources;Expert Presentations on film.
Tags: Privacy; Surveillance; Smartphones;Character projections;DNA tests;Engineering;Engineers; Royal Academy of Engineering;Demos;L.S.E.
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Genetic Futures

Theme: The impact of biomedical research
Content: Short film dramas;Teacher and student resources;
Tags: Genetic screening;Genetic selection; Xenotransplantation; Genes and Behaviour;Stem Cell Therapy; GM Food;Mental health.

Resources

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