Robyn Williams

After 40 years of science – why it matters more than ever

April 2016

Robyn Williams discusses his latest book, In Love with Olive the Crow.

In this lively account of forty years of ABC RN’s The Science Show, Robyn reveals in his inimitable style why science is important – touching on topics like the flakes and the heroes, propaganda, cosmic revolutions, our relationship with animals, women in science, and of course, the environment.

Robyn Williams reflects on why science matters, after 40 years of ABC RN’s The Science Show, one of the longest running programs on Australian radio. Scientific issues, debates, events, personalities, exposing scientific fraud, discoveries and broadcasting have been its hallmarks, and the show has given Australians fascinating insights into all manner of things.
Informative, entertaining and memorable, this is a book that is a must read for anyone who is interested in ideas and the truth.

About Robyn Williams

Although Robyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in England, he admits to spending as much time acting as studying during his student days, leading early in his career to guest appearances in The Goodies, Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Doctor Who.  As a science journalist, Robyn has conducted countless interviews with scientists on programs such as Quantum and Catalyst, narrated the Nature of Australia series and appeared in World Safari with David Attenborough.

The event is an opportunity to discuss with Robyn the importance of scientific research and it’s place in Australian life and culture. Given the recently announced cuts to CSIRO staffing and the many attacks on scientific practice in recent years, this discussion is overdue for greater public debate.

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