The Science Nation is touring its annual end of year comedic wrap up of the year, Science Says!
Any help you can give promoting the tour's events will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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!
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.
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.
- Time: 7:30-9pm (doors open at 7pm), 14 November 2019.
- Venue: Queensland Museum, South Brisbane.
- Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
- 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.
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.
Please submit any questions via email.
Science Says! is proudly brought to you by SAHMRI.