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Annexe Theatre, UTAS Inveresk Campus, LauncestonMonday 12 August, 7pm Motion: The House moves that art, not science, will save the world.
This event is free of charge.There will be drinks and finger food provided at the conclusion of the debate.
Dr Polly McGee is the Corporate Relations Manager for TasRail. She has run her own digital and commercialisation strategy consultancy and has coached more than 100 Tasmanian small businesses in effectively using digital media. Polly straddles the science and art debate as a passionate advocate for innovation and knowledge led economic development. She is a writer and Chair of Tasmania’s oldest literary magazine, Island, and an active participant in the creative industries.
Professor Roger Fay was Head of the School of Architecture at the University of Tasmania from 2000 to 2011. Prior to joining UTAS he was a senior academic at the Deakin University. Roger's research has focussed on design for sustainability and more recently, design for people with dementia.He has a wide range of industry and academic experience having practiced as an architect in Australia and the UK and taught at RMIT and Deakin University. Roger is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and has a degree in Architecture, a PhD, both from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the Hawthorn Institute of Education.
Jan Davis is the Chief Executive Officer at Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, which represents the state’s 3500 farm businesses. Jan has a strong background in the Australian agribusiness sector and in member based organisations and has extensive networks nationally and internationally. As a former consultant in the sector, clients included individuals and state and federal governments.Jan’s qualifications include a Bachelor degree in Economics; Masters degrees in Agribusiness and Environmental Planning; and Graduate Diplomas in Education, Environmental Studies and Horticulture. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and the Australian Society of Association Executives.
Lyndon Riggall graduated from the University of Tasmania last year with First Class Honours in Creative Writing. He served as the Tasmanian judge for the 2013 awards of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, and represented the state at the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam.Recently, he performed stories at Dark MOFO, and has been working with the UTas School of Philosophy on an educational video game called Theseus. He can be found on Twitter @lyndonriggall and at his website lyndonriggall.com.
Andrew McIndoe is a very engaged 18 year old Launceston Church Grammar School student. In his first year of senior debating he was Captain of the Seconds, debated in the Firsts for the Parliamentary shield, and was awarded Colours.He is a studious young man with a range of interests! He shoots firearms competitively and studies history and economics ‘recreationally’! A self-titled ‘cricket tragic’, Andrew loves cricket and coached the Grade 8 Cricket Team. He also managed Open Football at Grammar and serves as School Chief Whip.Whilst unclear of the academic direction that he will pursue - maybe History, Economics, Politics, Law, Media and Communications – Andrew will head to university. He may end up as Government Chief Whip in a Liberal government – but one day hopes to return to Launceston Grammar as a master, perhaps even as Headmaster, and spend his “retirement” teaching.
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