Graeme Clark Oration Schools Program
Victorian secondary schools are invited to participate in the 2015 Graeme Clark Oration Schools Program. The Program offers schools three opportunities for engagement with the Graeme Clark Oration:
 
• A special presentation for secondary school science students and their teachers by the 2015 Orator, Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society.   This session will allow students to hear Sir Paul describe what influenced him to become a scientist, his research interests, what it is like to be a Nobel Laureate and his views on the value of science and scientists to society.  Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and to have a photo taken with Sir Paul.
This presentation will commence at 3.30 pm on Tuesday, 10 March and  be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
 
• Schools are encouraged to send students and teachers to attend the Graeme Clark Oration, Victoria’s, if not Australia’s, most prestigious public science event.  Attendance is free of charge and students will be able to join over 1,500 other attendees to hear Sir Paul deliver his oration.
The Oration commences at 6.00 pm sharp in Plenary 2, Melbourne  Convention Centre, and will conclude at 7.15pm
 
Schools wishing to participate in either or both the Special Presentation and Graeme Clark should advise the event organisers of the number of  students and teachers likely to attend at the following email address: schools@GraemeClarkOration.org.au
 
• There is an opportunity for a limited number of schools to send a teacher and two students to the Graeme Clark Oration Dinner, held immediately after the conclusion of the Graeme Clark Oration. This is a rare opportunity to join leaders from Victoria’s medical research and academic community, government and business for an evening of networking, fine dining and conversation. Attendance at the dinner will be free of charge.  Schools interested in being part of this very private and special occasion are asked to submit an Expression of Interest at the following email address – eoi@GraemeClarkOration.org.au
Just advise in the email the schools interest in being a part of the Oration Dinner and please leave the name, email and phone contact details. Schools will be notified in advance of the event to arrange the necessary approvals.
The Oration Dinner will be held in the Melbourne Room, Level 2,  Melbourne Convention Centre, commencing 7.30 pm and concluding at 10.00 pm.
 
 
 
Graeme Clark Award for Science Innovation
in Schools
 
The Award has been established to celebrate and acknowledge science innovation in Victorian schools that has added value to the school community by raising the profile of science through innovative practices, partnerships and programs.
Applications for the Award are now open.
The winning application will be announced at the conclusion of the Graeme Clark Oration and presented by Sir Paul Nurse and Laureate Professor emeritus Graeme Clark.
 
The 180mm bronze plaque will be designed and made by leading Melbourne sculptor, Michael Meszaros.
 
Graeme Clark Award
for Science Innovation in Schools
This Award has been established to celebrate and acknowledge science innovation in Victorian schools that has added value to the school community by raising the profile of science through innovative practices, partnerships and programs.
 
 

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