We had a very special Saturday on 22 of April 2017, with two special events. In the morning, we took part in March for Science organised in Sydney. In the afternoon, we watched an AFL (Australian Football League) game, which seems to have nothing to do with science, but it has a link to our group.
March for Science felt like a good place to go. It was a colourful and peaceful gathering of people who recognise and appreciate science,who are concerned about politicians ignoring science, and who see the need for evidence-based decision making. No need to mention, members of our lab attended this important gathering.
The AFL game was important to us for a different reason. It was not that Sydney Swans played against the Giants – we did not particularly favour any of these two teams. It was our first live AFL game. And it was mostly about watching Rose. Rose is an Umpire (a judge), she is one of only 4 female Umpires in AFL, and she also is a member of our group, doing a PhD at UNSW. We are very proud of her!
We hope that what we did on Saturday matters. And the big thanks for the AFL tickets go to Rose!