[ASC-list] The Great Debate: My Research Rules (ADL, BNE & SYD)

Andrew Stephenson drastephenson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 09:26:51 UTC 2015

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: Dr 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).

[image: Brisbane 8]

   - Time: 3-4:30pm, 15 August 2015
   - Venue: The Edge
   , State Library of Queensland <http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/>, South
   - Tickets: $10 online <http://www.trybooking.com/142400>, $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).

[image: Sydney 8]

   - Time: 3-4:30pm, 22 August 2015
   - Venue: Sydney Powerhouse Museum
   <http://maas.museum/visit/powerhouse-museum/>, Ultimo, Sydney.
   - Tickets: $15 Adult/$8 Concession online
   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
Kerrie Wilkinson (taste) and Dr Paul Willis (dinosaurs).

[image: Adelaide 8]

   - Time: 6-7:30pm, 26 August 2015
   - Venue: RiAus <http://riaus.org.au/>, The Science Exchange
   <http://scienceexchange.com.au/>, Adelaide.
   - Tickets: $10 online <http://www.trybooking.com/142668>, $15 at the

Please submit any questions via email <thesciencenation at gmail.com>.

The Great Debate: My Research Rules is proudly supported by National
Science Week <http://www.scienceweek.net.au/>.
[image: NSWk 1707x169]


Dr Andrew Stephenson

Phone: +61 421 400 688 | Email: drastephenson at gmail.com

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