2018 Media Releases

Talks@Willoughby presents Robyn Williams speaking about his memoir Turmoil: Letters from the brink

05 August 2018


Tuesday 4 September 2018, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
FREE event

Robyn Williams, presenter of The Science Show on ABC Radio, will speak about his memoir Turmoil: Letters from the brink at Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 12.30pm.

Turmoil is a searingly honest and often blackly funny reflection on Robyn’s life, friends, the people he loves and loathes, and a multi-faceted career that includes over forty years on radio. Robyn writes frankly about everything, from performing with Monty Python, his impressions of fellow scientists Richard Dawkins and David Attenborough, and his unique insights on climate change and the recent devaluing of science, to frugality and being treated for bowel cancer. 

Robyn Williams is a science journalist and broadcaster and currently presents ABC Radio National’s The Science Show and Ockham’s Razor.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in England, Robyn admits to spending as much time acting as studying, and made guest appearances in The GoodiesMonty Python’s Flying Circus and Doctor Who early in his career.

He has conducted countless interviews with scientists on ABC TV programs over the years, and in 1993 was the first journalist elected as a Fellow Member of the Australian Academy of Science. He has received honorary doctorates in science from the University of Sydney and Macquarie and Deakin Universities. The ANU awarded him a doctorate of law, and he is a visiting professor at the University of NSW and an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland.

Robyn has written more than 10 books.

Lindfield Bookshop will have copies of the author’s book available for sale on the day.

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