The Storytelling of Science
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 Storytelling of Science. See the best in the nation tell their own story of science, and drive their discussion on the stories behind the latest discoveries. 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:
6 April – Adelaide
Adelaide’s storytellers include: futurist and director of UniSA’s Science, Creativity and Education Studio Dr Kristen Alford; science communicator, former biochemist, and maker of a Guinness Book of Records World’s Largest Whoopee Cushion Dr Lisa Bailey; ex-agricultural scientist and science communication researcher Dr Heather Bray; metaboloepigeneticist and comic Dr Hannah Brown; and physicist, science communicator and Science Nation founder Dr Andrew Stephenson.
- Time: 6:30-8pm (doors and bar open at 6pm), 6 April, 2016.
- Venue: RiAus, The Science Exchange, Adelaide.
- Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door.
20 April – Brisbane
Brisbane’s storytellers include: co-creator of Smart Enough to Know Better – a podcast of science, comedy and ignorance – Dan Beeston; mathematician and winner of The Great Debate: My Research Rules Dr Ben Burton; astrophysicist and Australian Ultimate Frisbee representative Prof Tamara Davis; physicist, engineer, science communicator and entertainer Dr Joel Gilmore; and dual PhD, two-time US slam poetry finalist, and manager of Inspiring Australia (Qld) Dr Jayne Keane.
- Time: 7:30-9pm (doors open at 7pm), 20 April 2016.
- Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane.
- Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
30 April – Sydney
Sydney’s storytellers include: curator of the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences Matt Connell; neuroscientist and jazz singer Josien de Bie; physicist, freediver and mountaineer Dr Peter Rohde; physicist, science communicator and Science Nation founder Dr Andrew Stephenson; and analytical chemist, neuropharmacologist and trampoline dodgeball enthusiast Dr Jordyn Stuart.
- Time: 2:30-4pm (doors open at 2pm), 30 April 2016.
- Venue: Sydney Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney.
- Tickets: $15 Adult/$10 MAAS Member/$8 Concession online. All tickets $20 at the door. Ticket includes Museum entry.
Please submit any questions via email.