Brains Collide – the highlights!

Better late than never. If you missed April’s sell-out first ever Bright Club, then here is the highlight reel featuring host Ben McKenzie and researchers Dave Hawkes, Shawna Farquhartson, Gerry Ma, Lizzie Manning, Monique Ryan and Chris Tailby.




Bright Club Melbourne #1: “Brains Collide”

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Bright Club Melbourne #1: “Brains Collide”

Tuesday 2nd April, doors 6pm

Melbourne Brain Centre Auditorium, Royal Parade, Parkville

Tickets $22

Brains will collide at Bright Club’s first outing in Melbourne! Hosted by Melbourne’s very own “Man in a lab coat”, Ben McKenzie, and featuring music from comedian Catherine Deveny. Six of Melbourne’s finest brain scientists will take to the stage and entertain, amuse and amaze you. The theme for the night is “My First Time” because it will be for all of our researchers up on stage, it’s the first time the Florey Institute have put on a Melbourne International Comedy Festival event, and it’s Melbourne’s first ever Bright Club too.

 MC for the night is Ben McKenzie

Shawna Farquharson, prize-winning radiographer

Jee Hyun Kim, addiction and memory

Elizabeth Manning, drugs and psychosis

Monique Ryan, child neurologist

Chris Tailby, vision specialist

David Hawkes, responses to emotional stress

AND music from the multi-talented Catherine Deveny who will be performing on the “first time” theme

Tickets will be $25 on the door and are likely to sell fast. Book online to avoid missing out. The bar will be open from 5.30pm.

This event is made possible by The Florey Institute – the largest brain research group in the Southern Hemisphere. All profits from this event go to the Florey Institute. This event is part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival