2017 Bowen Oliver Oration

This year’s Bowen Oliver Oration will be delivered by Robyn Williams AM, one of Australia’s most highly respected science journalists and presenter of ABC Radio National’s Science Show and Ockham’s Razor.

Robyn will be speaking about the art of science communication and how it occupies and informs the public space.

The Oration will take place on 16 August 2017 at 5.00pm at the SAHMRI Auditorium on North Terrace, Adelaide.

The Bowen Oliver Oration celebrates the life of Bowen Oliver, a vibrant young man who was diagnosed with an inherited disorder at age 6. Access to first-ever treatment developed by Adelaide researchers permitted Bowen to pursue his interests with gusto, build a strong group of friends, and lead a positive and meaningful life.

Bowen’s life, and his life journey, epitomises the transforming potential of medical research.

Robyn Williams AM is a highly respected science journalist, communicator and author. His long and illustrious career includes serving as president of the Australian Museum Trust, deputy chairman of the Commission for the Future, and appointment as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Robyn has been awarded the United Nations Media Peace Prize, and the Human Rights Commission Radio Prize. He established the Eureka Awards for Excellence in Science Communication and Innovation in association with the ABC and the Australian Museum.

Drinks and cocktail food will be provided from 5.00pm.

For catering purposes, staff are encouraged RSVP to sophie.lazenkas@sahmri.com by 4 August 2017.

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