Have you ever thought maybe crazy is actually an important part of being human or that perhaps invisibility isn’t such a crazy idea? A local rising star and the former president of the British Psychological Society are here to give us the down low and it’s not to be missed!

Come think and drink with us!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nerd-nite-sydney-were-all-crazy-and-invisibility-is-a-thing-tickets-38574603678


our turbulent minds: why we’re all crazy, but none of us is ill

peter kinderman | university of liverpool | clinical psychology

Peter Kinderman, author of ‘A Prescription for Psychiatry’, argues for radical change in how we think about mental health. Peter rejects the ‘disease model’; which sees emotional distress merely as a symptom of biological illness, and instead argues that mental health problems are fundamentally social and psychological issues – the products of how we understand and respond to the world. Instead of thinking about diagnosing and treating ‘abnormality’, Peter argues we should replace ‘diagnoses’ with straightforward descriptions of our problems, and shift away from the use of medication towards psychological and social solutions.


Peter Kinderman is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and former President of the British Psychological Society. His research interests are in psychological processes as mediators between biological, social and circumstantial factors in mental health and wellbeing. His most recent book, ‘A Prescription for Psychiatry’, presents his vision for the future of mental health services. Twitter: @peterkinderman.


science is magic: the physics of invisibility

alessandro tuniz | USYD | physics

Have you ever wanted to be completely invisible? Well you can’t. Unless you hide in a microwave oven. Or sweep yourself under a little carpet. Also if you’re a jellyfish (just stay underwater). See you there! (No you won’t.) (Yes you will.)


Alessandro completed his BSc in Physics at the University of Trieste (Italy) and his BSc (Hons) at the University of Sydney. During his PhD at USYD he worked on metamaterials in fibers – with the potential of mass-producing weavable fabrics with extraordinary optical properties, such as invisibility and super-resolution. Following a two-year Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany, he is now a University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.


WHEN: Tuesday 17th October. Doors open at 6:30 for a 7pm start.

WHERE: Friend In Hand Pub 58 Cowper Street, Glebe. Seating will be mostly in rows so it’s probably easiest to get some grub downstairs before the show starts.

TICKETS: General entry is $12, buy tickets here, limited (but available) tiks on the door.

Be There. Be Square.

Can’t wait! Miriam xx

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