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Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 6:00 to 8:00pm
Australian Museum Cnr College & William St, Sydney
UNSW Science, UNSW Press
Type of event:
Copyright Agency Cultural Fund
UNSW Science Acting Dean Professor Peter Lovibond and Chief Executive of UNSW press Kathy Bail invite you to the announcement of the 2016 Bragg UNSW Press Prize winners and launch of The Best Australian Science Writing 2016.
Professor Fiona Stanley AC will launch the anthology and present the Bragg Prizes. UNSW President & Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs will announce the winners of the Bragg student prizes for science writing.
Winner and runners-up of the Bragg Prize will participate in a panel discussion facilitated by Jo Chandler, who edited the book.
Refreshments and canapes will be served. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.
Registration is essential via the below form.
The Bragg UNSW Press Prize
To recognise the best of the best, UNSW Press established an annual prize for the best short non-fiction piece on science written for a general audience. The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing is named in honour of Australia’s first Nobel Laureates William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg and is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
First prize is $7000. Two runners up each receive a prize of $1500. Winning entries are included in the anthology, The Best Australian Science Writing 2016.
Professor Fiona Stanley AC
Professor Stanley is the Founding Director and Patron of the Telethon Kids Institute, a unique multidisciplinary independent research institute focussing on the causes and prevention of major problems affecting children and youth. She is also a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Western Australia and Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne where she was Director, 2013 Festival of Ideas.
She has spent her career researching the causes of major childhood illnesses such as birth defects - pioneering the development, linkage and analysis of population level data and record linkage in Western Australia as a research and evaluation capacity.
Among her many achievements, she is a former board member of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and former member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, and has also served on major international, national and local committees. For her research on behalf of Australia's children and Aboriginal social justice, she was named Australian of the Year in 2003 and in 2006 she was made a UNICEF Australia Ambassador for Early Childhood Development.