Science Express @ Te Papa: Is Science Just Mysticism in a Lab Coat? 

Thursday 2 April,   6.30pm–8pm
Espresso Bar, Level 4
Free entry

Are we living in an era when we believe everything scientists tell us? How do stories influence science, and vice versa? Explore these issues with award-winning author Bernard Beckett.

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Bernard Beckett has a degree in Economics, and has taught in the Wellington region for several years. He has published nine novels and won many awards for his fiction.

In 2006, Bernard was awarded a New Zealand Science, Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellowship, during which he worked on a project examining DNA mutations. Bernard’s fascination for science also led to Falling for Science: Asking the Big Questions (2007), his non-fiction exploration of the relationship between story-telling and science.

Proudly supported by GNS Science and the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington Branch.

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