This event is a documentary film screening followed by Q&A with the film's director Vicki Lesley. The event is virtual and open to the public. The Atom: A Love Affair is a sweeping story of technological obsession, political imperatives and powerful, conflicting passions. It is an ambitious international feature documentary spanning more than 7 decades and 5 different countries, exploring the West's rollercoaster love-hate relationship with nuclear power since the end of World War 2. It's a dramatic tale of belief, betrayal, intrigue and hope, told by the scientists, engineers, politicians and campaigners who experienced it first-hand.
Period26 Jan 2021
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Nuclear power
  • Environmental justice
  • History
  • Social harm
  • Technology