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Keith Roby Memorial Lecture Series in Community Science

The Keith Roby Memorial Lecture in Community Science is an annual, free public lecture established by the Keith Roby Memorial Committee in memory of Dr Roby.

Keith Roby was a foundation member of Murdoch University and a pioneer in the area of "Community Science", the phrase he coined to reflect the ideal of science and technology directed towards human fulfilment, social well-being and satisfying the fundamental needs of humankind. He believed science could make a significant contribution towards resolving major contemporary issues such as the dilemmas surrounding the environment; energy; resources and genetic engineering.

With a deep commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, he initiated research and founded courses in the areas of science, technology and society and energy studies. Dr Roby's work, his life and the way he lived, are an inspiration to many and the vision he illuminated continues. Each year a distinguished speaker is invited to deliver a lecture that builds on Dr Keith Roby's life's work.

2018 Keith Roby Lecture Series


Agriculture and conservation: an oxymoron or a necessity?

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Keith Roby Lecture History

Keith Roby Lecture History

Information, recordings and transcripts from previous Keith Roby Memorial Lectures.

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