Message from the President

July 29, 2019
Professor John Shine AC PresAA

Since the inception of the Academy 65 years ago, gifts and legacies from Fellows and friends have helped us retain our independence and allowed us to foster, celebrate and promote scientific excellence in Australia.

In this newsletter, we recognise those who have contributed to our mission. We also showcase some of the fantastic and diverse work they have supported: from awards, to international activities, to a new national network and engaging outreach content. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donors.

This newsletter also highlights the publication of the 2019 volume of the Academy’s journal, Historical Records of Australian Science. This volume includes original scholarly work in addition to biographical memoirs of late Academy Fellows.

Further reading can be found in a curated selection of recent content from the Academy’s science communication project, Curious. This project, with a focus on social media outreach, continues to grow and engage, with the Academy’s Facebook audience now surpassing 1.5 million people.

Enjoy the July newsletter.

Professor John Shine AC PresAA

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