The Science Nation A series of entertaining and educational public science events where you laugh while you learn Home About Locations Join the mailing list The Storytelling of Science 2015 As attention spans shrink, engaging others with science is getting harder, but does this have to be the case? Whether it is Archimedes taking a bath or an apple falling on Newton’s head, stories are far more engaging and easier to remember than the facts science has to offer. Please join The Science Nation for the series first event The Storytelling of Science. See the best in the nation tell their own story of science, and drive their discussion on the stories behind cutting edge science. From the origin of the universe to the exciting technologies that will change our future, this event is one story you will want to hear. Events will be held on the following dates: 2 May – Brisbane Brisbane’s storytellers include: Aimee Cunningham from the Princess Alexandria Hospital; Queensland Chief Scientist Dr Geoff Garrett; president of the Australian Science Communicators and convener of UQ’s Science Communication programme A/Prof Joan Leach; ABC journalist and news reporter John Taylor; and comedian Greg Wah the co-creator of the podcast of science, comedy and ignorance Smart Enough To Know Better. This event will be hosted by physicist and science communicator Dr Andrew Stephenson. Time: 2-5pm, 2 May 2015 Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane. Tickets: $20 online, $25 at the door. Refreshments: There will be an intermission where afternoon tea will be served.
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