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).
- Time: 3-4:30pm, 15 August 2015
- Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane.
- Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash payment only).
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).
- 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).
- Time: 6-7:30pm, 26 August 2015
- Venue: RiAus, The Science Exchange, Adelaide.
- Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door.
Please submit any questions via email.
The Great Debate: My Research Rules is proudly supported by National Science Week.