Monday 25 June, 2012

Misunderstood Dinosaurs

Dr Paul Willis, Royal Institution of Australia

For too long dinosaurs have been a euphemism for slow, stupid, big, out-dated and many other negative stereotypes. But a new look at these misunderstood marvels rewrites all that! We’ll see how a new appreciation of those archosaurian wonders not only reveals an amazing diversity of fascinating creatures but that re-interpreting them has lessons for us today.

  • Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm, Monday 25 June, 2012
  • Venue: Long Room, Customs House at Riverside
  • Arrangements: Doors open at 6pm. No need to book – just show up!
  • Refreshments: There will be complimentary drinks and nibblies following the talk, where Dr Willis will be available to answer any questions
  • Questions? For any further information please contact Andrew.

RiAus Director Dr Paul Willis is well-known as a science broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, presenting and producing on ABC television science showsincluding Quantum and Catalyst.

Paul is passionate about informing, educating and amusing people of all ages and backgrounds about science and is keen to seize the opportunity to talk about science in a variety of public forums.  He was rewarded for his passion in 2000 when he was joint recipient of the Eureka Prize for Science Communication.

Prior to his work in television, Dr Willis had a research career in vertebrate palaeontology, and was the resident palaeontologist on seven Antarctic expeditions. He has produced many academic reports and papers, has authored or co-authored seven books on dinosaurs, rocks and fossils, and has written many popular science articles for a variety of publications.

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