Magic Medicine Screening + Q&A from Professor David Nutt

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The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 1

The University of Sheffield

32 Leavygreave Rd

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Update: Magic Medicine is officially SOLD OUT! If you would like to be put on our waiting list for tickets please email sheffieldpsychsoc@gmail.com with your name and email address. If you have any tickets you don't need please return them ASAP so we can give them to those who want them.


Can magic mushrooms cure depression?

Over 4 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression. His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of lives.

With deeply moving footage of the “trips” the patients go on, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to groundbreaking psychedelic research.

Join us after the screening for a Live Q&A with Professor David Nutt!

Speaker Profile:
David Nutt is currently the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London. He is also the Chair of DrugScience (formally the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) and President of the European Brain Council. David has previously worked as an advisor to the Ministry of Defence, Department of Health and the Home Office. He broadcasts widely to the general public both on radio and television including BBC science and public affairs programmes on therapeutic as well as illicit drugs, their harms and their classification.


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