Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tim Minchin: 'The arts and sciences need to work together to improve how knowledge is communicated'

I'm a long time of Tim Minchin fan. After leaving Perth to spend a large part of my twenties in London I've never yet managed to sit though White Wine in The Sun without getting a little teary. Minchin shared nine life lessons with Humanities graduates at the University of Western Australia a few weeks ago, when he was awarded an honorary doctorate. He delivered a stirring speech that revealed him as both a realist and a romantic. As well as sharing his own special kind of (un)conventional wisdom with graduates, he urged the arts and sciences to work together to improve how knowledge is communicated. I think it's rather brilliant. Take a look.

1 comment:

  1. I was never a fan of Tim Minchin, not really liking musical comedy and being deathly terrified of live comic performances (it's true. My housemate's brother is a stand up comic, and I couldn't even go to any of his shows when he was in town). However, the documentary produced a few years ago now that detailed Tim's path to the Edinborough festival totally changed my mind. He's funny, intelligent, and seems to be a wonderfully down-to-Earth guy. My former journalism classmates graduated that night - apparently he was absolutely captivating. Thanks for posting this :)