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Celebrating Black History Month in Computer Science

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 7.30PM

In celebration of Black History Month, the Department of Computer Science invites staff and students to join us for a virtual discussion of the film Hidden Figures.

Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder. It's loosely based on the 2016 non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about black female mathematicians who worked at the NASA and made a major contribution to the science and technologies used during the early years of the space race but whose story was largely untold before 2016.

We're unable to stream the film directly but Hidden Figures is being shown on Thursday 22 October at 9pm on Film 4, and should also be available to stream on All4 and Box of Broadcasts afterwards. Please watch it and join us for the discussion on Wednesday 28.

We'll talk about the film itself and how it differs from the women’s story, and then widen the discussion to consider issues relating to race and gender in science and also the representation of science in film. 


The Zoom log-in details will be sent to delegates before the event.

The University of York is committed to making its events as welcoming and inclusive as possible. Please let us know in advance if you have any special accessibility requirements by emailing and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

Location: Online