Spot the Bull S…cience 2019

Spot the Bull S…cience

The Science Nation is celebrating National Science Week with Spot the Bull S…cience, a contest of intelligence, interrogation and deceit. The premise is simple – Australia’s best and brightest scientists will present three scientific ‘facts’; the catch is, only two are correct! Your job is to discern the truthful statements from the fiction while the scientists do their Oscar-winning best to fool you into believing the latter. Spot the Bull S…cience is 90 minutes of science and laughs that promises to be fun for everyone.

Events will be held on the following dates and cities:

11 August – Sydney

Trying to fool Sydney is: microbial ecologist and hobby guitarist, Dr Marco Giardina; marine biologist, fish sex researcher and underwater explorer, Prof Bill Gladstone; chemist, science communicator and host of Up and Atom, Dr Alice Motion; physicist, freediver and mountaineer, Dr Peter Rohde; and veterinary geneticist and part-time seahorse stalker, Dr Bianca Waud.

Sydney 5

  • Time: 3:30-5pm (doors open at 3pm), 11 August 2019.
  • Venue: Maritime Museum, Sydney.
  • Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
  • Calendar: Add Sydney’s event to your Facebook calendar.

15 August – Brisbane

Trying to fool Brisbane is: mathematician, cryptographer, and Eurovision aficionado, Prof Ben Burton; cancer researcher and QLD Tall Poppy Scientist with funky hair, Dr Ken Dutton-Regester;  Venom Doc, A/Prof Bryan Grieg Fry; cognitive scientist and overly-optimistic ‘body builder’, Ryan Metcalfe;  and virologist and avid watcher of Korean variety TV shows, Dr Kirsty Short.

Brisbane 5

  • Time: 7:30-9pm (doors open at 7pm), 15 August 2019.
  • Venue: Queensland Museum, South Brisbane.
  • Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
  • Calendar: Add Brisbane’s event to your Facebook calendar.

17 August – Adelaide

Trying to fool Adelaide is: anthropologist and evolutionary scientist, Prof Alan Cooper; mousey avatar creator and boutique gin aficionado, Dr Laura Eadie; entomologist and swing dancer, Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries; sociologist who can drive a fork-lift, A/Prof Paula Geldens; and wine chemist, wine educator and aspiring llama farmer, Prof Kerry Wilkinson.

Adelaide 5

  • Time: 4-5:30pm (doors and bar open at 3:30pm), 17 August 2019.
  • Venue: RiAusThe Science Exchange, Adelaide.
  • Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
  • Calendar: Add Adelaide’s event to your Facebook calendar.

18 August – Melbourne

Trying to fool Melbourne is: immunologist and begrudging Pokemon enthusiast, Dr Jess Borger; animal physiologist, neuroscientist and backyard orchardist, Dr Angelina Fong; biomedical engineer who believes diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, Dr Kate Fox; immunologist and singer-in-the-shower, Catriona Nguyen-Robertson; and engineer of novel materials, writer of non/fiction and bow tie enthusiast, Dr Mohammad Taha.

Melbourne 5

  • Time: 3-4:30pm (doors open at 2:30pm), 18 August 2019.
  • Venue: Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne.
  • Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
  • Calendar: Add Melbourne’s event to your Facebook calendar.

Please submit any questions via email.

Spot the Bull S…cience is proudly brought to you by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide.

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