Published daily by the Lowy Institute

Robyn Williams

Science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams presents ABC Radio National’s The Science Show (since 1975) and Ockham’s Razor. He has conducted countless interviews with scientists 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 1997, he was proclaimed a National Living Treasure.

In 1993, Robyn was the first journalist elected as a Fellow Member of the Australian Academy of Science. He was appointed AM in the 1988 Australian Bicentenary honours list, then AO in this year’s honours. He has seven honorary doctorates from Australian universities,

A Reuters fellowship at Oxford University allowed him time to write his autobiography, And Now for Something Completely Different. He was a visiting fellow at Balliol College Oxford in 1995–96.

He is deputy chair of the Australian Science Media Centre.

Robyn has written more than 10 books, the latest being TURMOIL, Letters from the Brink (2019).


Articles by Robyn Williams (1)