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Thursday, May 21 2015 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Curiosity Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
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Palaeontology has advanced rapidly in the two decades since the original Jurassic Park hit cinema screens in 1993, but Hollywood has been slow to catch up. The dinosaurs depicted in Jurassic World – the fourth instalment of the movie series, due to hit screens in June – won't reflect the most exciting new developments in palaeontology. John Pickrell explains why this is a missed opportunity to update the public on the huge and exciting advances in the field.

Supported by the University of Sydney

John Pickrell (Australian)

John Pickrell is the editor of Australian Geographic and has also worked for Cosmos, New Scientist, Science, National Geographic and Science News in locations as far flung as Sydney, London and Washington, DC. John studied biology at Imperial College in London, and has a Master of Science in evolutionary biology and biodiversity. His most recent book is Flying Dinosaurs.

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Damon Young (Australian)

Dr Damon Young is a philosopher and writer. He is the author of Distraction, Philosophy in the Garden, and the recently published How to Think About Exercise. His books have been published in Australia and abroad, and translated into various languages, including Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Turkish and Korean. Damon is also the author of two children’s books: My Nanna is a Ninja and My Pop is a Pirate. He recently won the AAP media prize for his work as a public intellectual.

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