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The rigours, revelations, and rituals of science with Prof Jamie Kirkpatric...

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Join UTAS Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick at BeakerStreet@TMAG, a pop-up science bar at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 18-20 August, for an inside look into the life of a scientist. Jamie will chat with you on the reality of the scientific life, of which he has had half a century. You might learn how the possibility that birds might be offended by being viewed by scientists through binoculars requires appeasement by form and committee, how inspirational theories are a bad idea career-wise, how being a scientist dooms one to a life of supplication and rejection and how the rituals of science are dangerously addictive. You might also learn about the delights of discovery, the fun of tribal gatherings in scientific conferences and workshops and the joys of pitting science against the lizard mind.

About the Speaker:
Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick is a geographer and conservation ecologist, has been awarded the Eureka Prize for Environmental Research and an Order of Australia for service to forest and world heritage conservation, and is beloved by generations of UTAS students. His humour and unique perspective on life are matched only by his devotion for protecting the world's species and natural environments. The author of multiple books, Jamie's latest, Conservation Worrier, was published in 2017.

About BeakerStreet@TMAG:
BeakerStreet@TMAG is a pop-up science bar at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 18-20 August - admission is free. Join us during the second weekend of National Science Week for three packed nights of intriguing short talks and hands-on workshops, live music, beer brewing Q&A, the 360 Cinema Dome, SCINEMA short films, a photography exhibition, storytelling, have a beer with a scientist, delicious local food and Tassie tipples, heaters and hot drinks in the courtyard, and more! Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of this talk to get a drink and find a seat - talks will start promptly at the advertised start time.

BeakerStreet@TMAG is free and open to the public but designed for an adult audience. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for talks is not required and does not guarantee a seat, but will be a great help to us (we're scientists and we like numbers). Registration for workshops is essential. For program details and more information, visit www.beakerstreet.com.au or get updates by clicking "Going" or "Interested" on our facebook event.

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