• Narco Farm: reimagining rehab

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 14:00 to 21:00
    Science Gallery London.
    Free ticketed event

    In 1929 in Lexington, Kentucky, the US Government began building the first ever drug treatment facility with what was at the time a radical new ethos – that people with drug problems should receive therapeutic care, not be incarcerated as a punishment. The Narcotic Farm was born, and embraced as a new model of a more humane approach to the rising problem of drug addiction.

    What no...


  • I study smoking trends: ask me anything

    Friday, November 23, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00
    Science Gallery London, First floor gallery
    Free, drop in

    The number of people who smoke in England has dropped by about two thirds since 1970. However it is still the leading cause of preventable death.

    Dr Catherine El Zerbi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Addictions Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. Her research focuses on smoking, relapse prevention and health...


  • Porn: do we have a problem?

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:30
    Science Gallery London, Theatre
    Free, ticketed event

    It’s now easier than ever before to access large amounts of porn. What does this mean for how we seek private pleasures and connect to other people? Is our society suffering from a real addiction or are we just in the midst of a moral panic?

    In this event, Olivier-Award-Winning artist Christopher Green challenges some of the ideas surrounding pornography addiction and questions how...