How to survive the 21st century – 18 Aug 2010

As part of our National Science Week program, Queensland Museum South Bank is hosting a special presentation by science broadcaster and journalist, Robyn Williams.

Robyn Williams

The Promise of Miracles: How to survive the 21st century

Join us for a special presentation by one of Australia’s foremost broadcasters and science journalists.

Robyn Williams first Science Show was broadcast in August 1975 and covered the energy crisis, climate change and the plight of forests. After 35 years, has much really changed?

Robyn will talk about the “overselling” of scientific discoveries; the promise of miracles: telemedicine (or you can’t get into the doctors), spectacular drugs (but you’ll have to wait for 5 years), fusion power (but it may take three decades) and life on Mars (no spaceships – only British cops on TV).

So what has turned out to be for real and what are the genuine near miracles we’ll see?

Don’t miss out on this fascinating and entertaining presentation.

When: Wed 18 August, 6.30pm. The Museum will open at 5.45pm, Theatre doors open at 6.15pm. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Where: Theatre, Level 2. Queensland Museum South Bank. Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank, Brisbane QLD 4101. More info ph: 07 3840 7555.

Entry: Free but spaces are limited. Please book tickets through QTIX : or 136 246

For more information about other events during the Science for Life! program visit

This event is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

Katherine Griffin

Learning Programs Officer

Public Programs

Equity Referral Officer

queensland museum south bank

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