Dr Sarah Marley on and David Attenborough and Gerald Durrell
February 07, 2018
Dr Sarah Marley recently completed her PhD in dolphin acoustics at Curtin University. Originally from Scotland, she grew up chasing squirrels and watching dolphins before embarking on her zoology career, and has now been studying marine mammals in Australia for seven years. Tonight she will be discussing two of the leading influences on her animal-obsessed life.
“Existing at a point where science meets storytelling, Laborastory is a night of five scientists telling stories about personal heroes from their field.
Sometimes serious but often funny, this different take on storytelling will switch on your scientific brain and you might even learn something!"
”The Laborastory is great for two main reasons. Firstly, there's nothing quite like listening to someone talk about something they deeply understand - and who understands science better than scientists? Secondly, most of history's greatest scientists were batshit insane, so the stories about them are always top-notch."
”So much fun! It should be required post-grad/doc/prof experience!"
— Dr Colin Hales
“As for the storytelling itself, for the most part it was roll-on-the-floor funny. These guys and gals were naturals. Or, perhaps, they have inhaled, imbibed or injected so many weird chemicals that they are actually cracked. Either way, it was a great night."
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