Keith Roby Memorial Lecture
The Keith Roby Memorial Lecture in Community Science is an annual, free public science lecture made possible by the generous support of donors.
The Keith Roby Memorial Lecture in Community Science was established in memory of Murdoch University foundation member Dr Keith Roby. Dr Roby believed science could make a major contribution towards resolving contemporary issues such as the dilemmas surrounding the environment, energy, resources and genetic engineering.
Each year a distinguished speaker is invited to deliver a lecture that builds on Dr Roby's pioneering life's work, of directing science and technology towards satisfying the fundamental needs of humankind.
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Your support helps the Keith Roby Memorial Lecture Series continue annually in Dr Roby’s memory.
If you would like to make a donation to the Keith Roby Memorial Lecture Series, you can do so through Murdoch University. All gifts to the University for the Keith Roby Memorial Lecture Series will be allocated to the Keith Roby Memorial Lecture Fund and are fully tax deductible.
2019 Do we need a moral compass? The role of the community
Presented by community change facilitator, Dr Louise Duxbury, the lecture examines how, despite the many advances in science, the well-being of people across the globe is variable with an increasing divide between rich and poor and the sustainability of natural systems is under threat.
- 2018 Agriculture and conservation: an oxymoron or a necessity?
2017 The Paris Agreement and its Implications for Energy Transformation Globally and in Australia
Presented by physicist and climate scientist, Dr Bill Hare, the lecture examines The Paris Agreement’s central aim to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, looking at the opportunities for Australia and Western Australia, to take advantage of the coming transformation of the global energy system.
Lectures from earlier years are available online via the Library.