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Purely Academic (Play)

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A comedic dramatisation of the darker side of academia

Ever wondered what it is really like behind the scenes at uni?

Come and find out by attending a special public performance of the acclaimed play 'Purely Academic' in the auditorium of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Thursday, 19th October 2017. You'll be squirming in your seat!

Written by a world-renowned scientist at UQ and first performed at Oxford University in 2013, 'Purely Academic' is a realistic and comedic dramatisation of the darker side of academia.

The thought-provoking play invites an honest discussion about professional ethics and practices today.

Set in the 1990s, 'Purely Academic' is the story of a doctoral researcher who is currently pursuing a successful academic career. He knows exactly where he wants to be, and aims to get there as quickly as possible. After receiving his PhD and he rises rapidly through the academic ranks, walking over anyone and anything that stands in his way.

Invincible, he reaches the pinnacle of his career and a bright future awaits, only for his past to return and challenge him ...

Purely Academic explores both personal and professional clashes in technical collaborations and discusses the type of "persona" that is cultivated by today's academic regime. It's an engaging and entertaining play about serious issues that many of us may have experienced.

Don't miss this special public performance of 'Purely Academic' at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Thursday, 19th October 2017 at 7pm. Tickets are now on sale through and priced $20 per person. Early bookings are advised as places are strictly limited.

For more information on the production and ticketing options, please

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When: 19th October, 7:00pm to 8.00pm
Where: Auditorium, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Grey Street, Southbank
Cost: $20
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