ScienceTeller is a biannual event run by the Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago, Dunedin.
ScienceTeller 2015 will run over three days from Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November 2015 in the College of Education Auditorium (
Free entry for all). All are welcome!

This year the theme will be “Sex and Science!”

Why are penguins so perverted? How many people in our population are non-heterosexual? How do you define sex (it's not as simple as it seems)? Did you know that sex and mental health are linked? Are people in Dunedin more kinky than the rest of NZ? Come along to hear some of the University of Otago's top researchers talk about their work on all aspects of sex and sexuality, both human and non-human.
Talks are tailored to a general audience and entry is by gold coin donation.

Featuring noted American advice columnist
Dan Savage as the keynote speaker.

Want to know more about the career of Dan Savage? Click
here to read the recent article about Dan by Jeremy Olds for Stuff.co.nz

Featured Topics

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Weird Sex in the Animal Kingdom

Animals are much naughtier than many people realise. Far from being innocent and monogamous, many animal species take “kinky” to a whole new level. Delve into the naughty behaviour of penguins, frogs and – yes – horseshoe crabs. You won’t believe what Mother Nature gets up to behind closed doors…

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Gay, Straight and In-Between

What is sex, anyway? That depends on what type of relationship you’re in. Current scientific evidence reveals that there are a staggering variety of
sexual interests among human beings. Come along and explore the various kinks, fetishes and orientations that other people identify with and learn just how many of us can’t be squeezed into a conventional box.

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Sex in Otago

How do we live our sex lives? Take a look at how our sexual behaviours change as we age, how we remember our sexual experiences and how they affect our lives. Using data gathered from 1,037 Dunedinites, this series of talks is the best chance you’ll have to see what your neighbours get up to in the bedroom – at least without getting arrested.

Centre for Science Communication