The Storytelling of Science 2015 2 May – Brisbane

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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
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.