The Great Debate: My Research Rules

Great Debate: My Research Rules

The Science Nation is celebrating National Science Week by answering the question that has plagued mankind for centuries: which field of research is the weirdest of all? To find out The Science Nation will hold a debate tournament that sees eight prominent researchers compete to convince the audience that they do the weirdest, wackiest, craziest research in the world. With additional rounds of improvised, audience-inspired, topics this Great Debate is 90 minutes of science & laughs that promises to be fun for people of all ages.

Events will be held on the following dates and cities:

15 August – Brisbane

Brisbane’s debaters and topics are: A/Prof Ben Burton (maths), Dr Lucy Cradduck (law), Dr Simon Haine (physics), Dr Rebecca Hill (nutrition), Prof Jenny Martin (biology), Dr Daniel McKewen (visual arts), Dr David Parkinson (the universe) and A/Prof Christine Wells (stem cells).

Brisbane 8

22 August – Sydney

Sydney’s debaters and topics are: Dr Matt Baker (bacteria), A/Prof Darren Curnoe (humans), Josien de Bie (medicine), Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith (the universe), A/Prof Adam Micolich (nanotechnology), Dr Peter Rohde (physics), Dr Ashley Waardenberg (DNA) and Dr Alice Williamson (chemistry).

Sydney 8

  • Time: 3-4:30pm, 22 August 2015
  • Venue: Sydney Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney.
  • Tickets: $15 Adult/$8 Concession online (includes Museum entry).

26 August – Adelaide

Adelaide’s debaters and topics are: A/Prof Rachel Burton (plants), Dr Alan Cooper (humans), Dr Greg Freebairn (rocket science), Prof Sonia Kleindorfer (birds), Noby Leong (chemistry), Prof Phil Weinstein (biology), A/Prof Kerry Wilkinson (taste) and Dr Paul Willis (dinosaurs).

Adelaide 8

Please submit any questions via email.

The Great Debate: My Research Rules is proudly supported by National Science Week.
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