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

Tuesday 4 September 2018, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
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 Goodies, Monty 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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Trust Talk:  ANZAC Memorial Centenary Project

As Australia marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the NSW Government is enhancing the Anzac Memorial. The ‘Centenary Project’ will be the enduring legacy of NSW commemorations. It will realise the vision of the original architect, Bruce Dellit, introduce new spaces & allow the Memorial to tell the stories of NSW’s involvement in all wars and peace-keeping missions and honour those who have served. This illustrated talk describes the development of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project.

Presenter – Richard Taylor, Project Manager of Content Development for the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project. Richard has been lucky enough to work on museum and heritage projects for 30 years.

Cost: FREE

Date and Time: Tuesday 8 May 2018, 10:30 start - 11:30 finish

VenueSydney Harbour Federation Trust head office - Building 28, Best Ave Georges Heights (nr Mosman). Parking is on site in Suakin Drive car park or Crane Crescent car park (check restrictions) or via 244 bus route




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Precinct Meeting – Health and Traffic Impacts of the Western Harbour Link Tunnel

The NORTAG [Northern Residents Tunnels Action Group] and Registry Precinct, North Sydney have invited members of the Naremburn Ward to attend the Special Precincts Meeting (Precincts are in North Sydney and similar to Willoughby Progress Associations)


Neighbour Day - Sunday, 25 March 2018

Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day, encourages us all to build better relationships with the people who live around us, so we can grow stronger and more connected communities.

There are many ways to participate in Neighbour Day, whether it's a cuppa with your neighbour, a bush walk, a plant swap or a beach day - it’s completely up to you! You can celebrate Neighbour Day by holding an event during the month of April 2018. The official nationally celebrated Neighbour Day this year is Sunday, 25 March 2018 and activities can also be held on that day.


Register by March 20 for a chance to win a $50 Harris Farm voucher – Enquiries to tel 9777 1000

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