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Recognising an Anti-Somnambulist in the Wild

Anti-Somnambulists are easy to spot in the wild if you know where to look. They congregate around drinking holes and share stories and information with one another, sometimes starting new projects or extending old ones.

The Anti-Somnambulist is concerned with the rise of anti-intellectualism and will patiently explain to you how shit works...with references and brightly coloured pictures if necessary.

Being generally as difficult to herd as cats, the Anti-Somnambulist needs quiet spaces to recoup their energy and you can occasionally find them sitting quietly in a group not talking to each other.

Unlike dangerous animals, feel free to approach the Anti-Somnambulist in the wild. Ask them what they are interested in, most importantly ask them to show you their questioning (the collective noun for Anti-Somnambulists) the results will be eye-opening.


Wild Anti-Somnambulist in Action
An Anti-Somnambulist in the wild. Photo credit: Irving Gregory/Demonic Industries

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🧠🥂Grab a drink, sit back and relax all while at our next lecture series Sunday 24/02 in Summerhill 4pm! This month will include a lecture on Sydney transport🚉🚌, phonetics🗣, historical LGBT scientists 🏳️‍🌈🔬, all things circus, and a barbarian king 👑 #antisomn #Sydney #history
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Any chess fans out there?! @tinstargames you might find this if interest?
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With a few changes to the organising committee, we are back on track to keep the lecture series going strong for 2019! On the committee are:
Zoe Wyllie
Tim Green
Faelan Mourmourakis
Amy Tims

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