Lifetime of Conservation 2016

By AG STAFF 13 October 2016
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Science journalist and ABC radio broadcaster Robyn Williams was awarded the Lifetime of Conservation Award for his decades of reporting on environmental issues.

AFTER FOUR DECADES as a science journalist and broadcaster with ABC radio, Robyn Williams estimates he has made 2040 broadcasts, covering 14,280 stories and 7140 interviews with experts.

Robyn is most well-known for The Science Show, which began in 1975 and is not much younger than his other creation, Okham’s Razor­ – a Sunday morning monologue slot in which experts talk about their work. Robyn has also conducted countless interviews with experts on ABC TV on programs such as Quantum and Catalyst, narrated the Nature of Australia series and appeared in World Safari with David Attenborough.

Outside the ABC, Robyn has served in various capacities, including president of the Australian Museum Trust, chairman of the Commission for the Future, and president of the Australian Science Communicators. In 1987, he was proclaimed a National Living Treasure.