Message from the Chief Executive

December 12, 2017

Dear Fellows and friends of the Academy

With the festive season soon upon us, the December newsletter will be the last for 2017.

At this time of year I’d like to personally acknowledge the generosity of the Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science who tirelessly, generously and humbly share their expertise and experience to advance science in Australia and internationally. I also offer my sincerest thanks to friends and supporters of the Academy whose philanthropic contributions enables so much of the Academy’s work. You can read more about the Christmas 2017 Awards Fundraising Appeal in this newsletter.

I’m delighted to share with you the 2017 Annual Fellows’ Christmas Reading List. Annually, the Fellows of the Academy are asked to recommend a book title and this year 31 favourite reads have been received. The 2017 Annual Fellows’ Christmas Reading List will not disappoint even the most avid reader, including fiction and non-fiction, science and some lighter reading too. The titles make great gifts or perhaps you can immerse yourself in a few books over the summer.

Enjoy reading the December newsletter. The next edition will be published in February.

Please be free to contact me at any time. Until then, my warmest wishes to you for the Christmas period and a safe and prosperous beginning to 2018.

Anna-Maria Arabia
Chief Executive

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