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Penicillin to Wi-fi and Beyond: How Australia shapes the world
Wednesday 10 October 2018 | 5–6.30pm
$15 adult | $10 concession | $7.50 Friends (plus booking fees)
Australia is a continent of creators – firestick farming, cochlear implants, Federation wheat, penicillin, wi-fi and spray-on skin are just some of the Australian inventions to have had a global impact. What are the challenges and opportunities that will inspire Australian innovators in the 21st century?
Join ABC RN’s Big Ideas presenter Paul Barclay as he discusses Australia’s inventive past and imagines its innovative future with our expert panel:
Earlier panel discussions
Pride and Prejudice: Exploring the history of LGBTQIA+ politics in Australia
This was the first in a series of panel discussions organised in partnership with Radio National to explore the themes of the National Museum’s Defining Moments project.