Spring Fling: Ed Yong – An Immense World

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Ed Yong live at The Capitol for a revelatory conversation on the majesty and mystery of the natural world. This event is part of the Wheeler Centre's annual Spring Fling series.

‘Protecting nature isn’t just about saving whales or pandas or what have you. It’s about protecting even things that are close to us… because each of those things has a unique way of experiencing the world, that is worth learning about, worth cherishing and worth protecting.’

Join acclaimed science journalist Ed Yong as he takes us beyond the limits of human perception to uncover the world through the eyes of animals.

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us explores the boundless sensory environments animals occupy, offering a reminder of the intricacies of nature and how little we truly know about the planet we inhabit. In this remarkable book, Yong brings to bear the same clear-eyed insight that earned him a Pulitzer Prize for his COVID-19 coverage for The Atlantic.

Now, Yong arrives in Melbourne for a revelatory conversation with Guardian Australia nature columnist Helen Sullivan, live at The Capitol.

You can find out more about the event here: Spring Fling: Ed Yong- An Immense World.

Date, time, location and tickets

Date: Saturday 14 October 2023

Time: 3-4pm

Location: The Capitol, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000

Tickets: Full price $35, concession $30

What is Spring Fling?

Spring Fling is an annual series of events created by The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne's home of books, writing and ideas.

Across 24 captivating events, Spring Fling celebrates the big ideas and the small moments that make us human, and the creative thinking that drives us to be better versions of ourselves.

RMIT Culture is presenting four Spring Fling events back-to-back on 14 October at The Capitol.

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