[ASC-list] The Storytelling of Science tour (ADL, BNE & SYD)

Andrew Stephenson drastephenson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 01:21:38 UTC 2016

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.

[image: Adelaide 5]

   - Time: 6:30-8pm (doors and bar open at 6pm), 6 April, 2016.
   - Venue: RiAus <http://riaus.org.au/>, The Science Exchange
   <http://scienceexchange.com.au/>, Adelaide.
   - Tickets: $10 online <http://www.trybooking.com/185632>, $15 at the

20 April – Brisbane

Brisbane’s storytellers include:  co-creator of *Smart Enough to Know
Better <http://smartenough.org/>* – a podcast of science, comedy and
ignorance – Dan Beeston; mathematician and winner of *The Great Debate: My
Research Rules
Ben Burton; astrophysicist and Australian Ultimate Frisbee representative
Prof Tamara Davis; physicist, engineer, science communicator and
entertainer Dr Joel Gilmore; and duel PhD, two-time US slam poetry
finalist, and manager of Inspiring Australia (Qld) Dr Jayne Keane.

[image: Brisbane 5]

   - Time: 7:30-9pm (doors open at 7pm), 20 April 2015.
   - Venue: The Edge
   , State Library of Queensland <http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/>, South
   - Tickets: $10 online <http://www.trybooking.com/185638>, $15 at the
   door (cash only).

30 April – Sydney

Sydney’s storytellers include:  bionanotechnologist, Irish champion and
Australian team fencer, poet and builder of bacterial motors Dr Matt Baker;
curator of the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences Matt Connell;
neuroscientist Josien de Bie; physicist, science communicator and Science
Nation founder Dr Andrew Stephenson; and analytical chemist,
neuropharmacologist and trampoline dodgeball enthusiast Dr Jordyn Stuart.

[image: Sydney 5]

   - Time: 2:30-4pm (doors open at 2pm), 30 April 2015.
   - Venue: Sydney Powerhouse Museum
   <http://maas.museum/visit/powerhouse-museum/>, Ultimo, Sydney.
   - Tickets: $15 Adult/$10 MAAS Member
   <https://maas.museum/join-support/members/maas-members/>/$8 Concession
   online <http://www.trybooking.com/KRWY>. All tickets $20 at the door.
   Ticket includes Museum entry.

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


Dr Andrew Stephenson

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

Web: www.thesciencenation.com | Facebook: Dr Andrew Stephenson
<https://www.facebook.com/drastephenson> | Twitter: @DrAStephenson
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