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The Geeks Award


Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki just loves science to pieces, and has been spreading the word in print, on TV and radio, and online via social media for more than thirty years. The author of 47 books (and counting) Dr Karl is a lifetime student with degrees in physics and mathematics, biomedical engineering and medicine and surgery. Since 1995, Dr Karl has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. In 2019 he was awarded the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science.

Adam Spencer

Best selling author, highly successful breakfast radio host, Australia’s best known (certainly not best!) mathematician, Adam Spencer is one of Australia’s favourite geeks. Laugh while you’re learning as Adam takes you on a mathematical journey that will blow your mind.


Hadley’s Orient Hotel

For 190 years Hadley’s has welcomed guests from every corner of the globe to revel in historic charm. Enjoy genuine hospitality, quality food and beverages, and charming ambience in the stunning event spaces and accommodation.

34 Murray Street, Hobart
(03) 6237 2999


Wheelchair access by arrangement. For particular accessibility concerns, please contact the venue.

Eat and drink

Hungry? Join a dinner service or traditional Afternoon Tea in the elegant Atrium. Thirsty? Enjoy a Beaker Street cocktail or have a quiet drink in the Orient Bar.

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