21 March 2019
BRAIN FOOD BREAKFAST: In the Name of Science
Festival Lab, South Bank
21 March 2019

Event Description

Science has delivered untold good to humankind…from antibiotics to Wifi…but what about the bad and the ugly sides of scientific experimentation? What ethical norms have been set aside in the...

21 March 2019
OUR JEWELLED SEAS: Future-Proofing the Great Barrier Reef
Concert Hall, QPAC
21 March 2019

Event Description

It’s five minutes to midnight and scientists are leaving no coral unturned to save the reef. Coral reefs contribute considerably to Earth’s biodiversity, harbouring 25 per cent of all marine...

22 March 2019
BRAIN FOOD BREAKFAST: Why The Facts Don’t Matter
Festival Lab, South Bank
22 March 2019

Event Description

How do we perceive facts in a world where fake news is a daily trend and frequent political football? Let’s take an educated look at how photographs, public opinion and...

22 March 2019
ANTARCTICA: What Happens There Matters Everywhere
Concert Hall, QPAC
22 March 2019

Event Description

The future of our frozen continent. The land covering Earth’s southern pole is a place of extremes – fierce weather, raw beauty and essential science. Like the canary in the...

23 March 2019
SCIENCE GETS SOCIAL: Law & Order in the Lab
Festival Lab, South Bank
23 March 2019

Event Description

Scientifically rigorous and accessible forensic science is crucial to the criminal justice system, but how does the  science community and judiciary ensure exacting standards are reinforced to uphold the law?...

24 March 2019
BRAIN FOOD BREAKFAST: An Army of Perfect Soldiers
Festival Lab, South Bank
24 March 2019

Event Description

It’s happened. The first human children engineered with the powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 have reportedly been born in China. While medical need will be the main driver of future...