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2021 Midsumma Lecture Series – Queers in Science
21 April 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm$12
As part of the Midsumma Festival, QueersInScience is presenting a two-part lecture series displaying the amazing work of queer scientists in Australia. This year’s Series is being held in partnership with Melbourne Museum and the Royal Society of Victoria, supported by the Inspiring Victoria program. LGBTQIA+ experts will present four talks on timely scientific topics across two events.
Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Wednesday 21 April, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Talk 1: “A Retirement Postponed by a Virus”
Professor Michael J Toole
Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Talk 2: “Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic”
Professor Deborah Williamson
Doherty Institute / Royal Melbourne Hospital / Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
Director of Microbiology, Lab Head, Dame Kate Campbell Fellow
Lecture 2: Ecology now
Wednesday 5 May, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Talk 1: “Sex in a changing world”
Professor Bob Wong
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Head, Behavioural Ecology Research Group
Talk 2: “Ancestral biology and designing a connection to your traditional ecological knowledge”
Creative Director of PermaQueer, Queensland, Australia
There is the choice between an in-person experience attending the lectures at Melbourne Museum and afterwards have the opportunity to mingle with the speakers and audience members over some nibbles and drinks, or alternatively to enjoy our lecture from the comfort of your home using our online streaming option.
Prices: Museums Victoria Member $8 | Adult $12 | Concession $10 | Online webinar $5
If you require financial assistance to attend this event please contact QueersInScience via email.