Science Says! 2019

Science Says! 2019

Science Says! is science as you’ve never seen it before, and with a lot more laughter! Join us as brilliant scientists, gifted comedians and talented communicators use their wits and wittiness to uncover the top scientific discoveries of 2019 – and a few of the odder ones, too!

It’s an evening in the style of the great panel shows – think mixing Mock the Week, Spicks and Specks, and just a dash of QI. Last years’ shows saw physicists miming sticky saliva, professors donning hard hats, and biologists serenading the audience – all in the name science!

Hosted once again by Dr Joel – scientist, comedian and co-host of Food Lab on SBS – you’ll be guaranteed a night of entertainment, competition and comedy – and education, too! So secure your tickets early and join us in November to find out what Science Says!

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Events will be held on the following dates and cities:

6 November – Melbourne

Competing in Melbourne for all the glory science has to offer is: reproductive biologist, science communicator and prospective Ig Nobel laureate, Dr Kiri Beilby; theoretical physicist and jazz pianist manqué, Prof Jared Cole; biomedical engineer who believes diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, Dr Kate Fox; science educator, boardgame designer and comedian, Tom Lang; engineer of novel materials, writer of non/fiction and bow tie enthusiast, Dr Mohammad Taha; and immuno-virologist, turning being curious into a profession and wannabe artist, Dr Carolien van de Sandt. This event will be hosted by scientist, comedian and TV personality, Dr Joel Gilmore.

Melbourne 6+1

14 November – Brisbane

Competing in Brisbane for all the glory science has to offer is: co-creator of Smart Enough to Know Better – a podcast of science, comedy and ignorance – Dan Beeston; cognitive scientist and overly-optimistic ‘body builder’, Ryan Metcalfe; professional robotics Professor and amateur builder, Prof Jonathan Roberts; plant biotechnology researcher and recent rock-climbing convert, Bronwyn Smithies; plant virologist and protein engineer who can’t get enough of ABC’s “Bluey”, Dr Frank Sainsbury; and retinal biomaterial engineer and aspiring muso, Dr Natalie Taylor. This event will be hosted by scientist, comedian and TV personality, Dr Joel Gilmore.

Brisbane 6+1

  • Time: 7:30-9pm (doors open at 7pm), 14 November 2019.
  • Venue: Queensland Museum, South Brisbane.
  • Tickets: SOLD OUT.
  • Calendar: Add Brisbane’s event to your Facebook calendar.

16 November – Adelaide

Competing in Adelaide for all the glory science has to offer is: science communicator, former biochemist and maker of a Guinness Book of Records World’s Largest Whoopee Cushion, Dr Lisa Bailey; bioinformatician, data scientist and beer connoisseur, Dr Jimmy Breen; women’s health scientist, advocate and communicator, Dr Hannah Brown; botanist and molecular biologist, Prof Rachel Burton; ecologist, drone pilot and avid orangutan enthusiast, Molly Ellis Hennekam; and science communicator and former non-practising athlete, Pete McDonald. This event will be hosted by scientist, comedian and TV personality, Dr Joel Gilmore.

Adelaide 6+1

  • Time: 4-5:30pm (doors and bar open at 3:30pm), 16 November 2019.
  • Venue: RiAusThe Science Exchange, Adelaide.
  • Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
  • Calendar: Add Adelaide’s event to your Facebook calendar.

17 November – Sydney

Competing in Sydney for all the glory science has to offer is; shantyman, cycle-tourist and theoretical physicist, Dr Sam Bladwell; health reporter and bass guitarist, James Bullen; oceanographer, cat paparazzi and keep cup user, Prof Martina Doblin; marine biologist, fish sex researcher and underwater explorer, Prof Bill Gladstone; molecular biologist and rock climber, Dr Elinor Hortle; and geneticist, molecular biologist and baking enthusiast, Dr Kate Quinlan. This event will be hosted by scientist, comedian and TV personality, Dr Joel Gilmore.

Sydney 6+1

  • Time: 3:30-5pm (doors open at 3pm), 17 November 2019.
  • Venue: Maritime Museum, Sydney.
  • Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
  • Calendar: Add Sydney’s event to your Facebook calendar.

Please submit any questions via email.

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