Robyn Williams has presented The Science Show on ABC Radio National since 1975.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in England. He has served in a number of science related positions including as the President of the ANZAAS Congress in Brisbane and as Chair of the Commission For The Future.

In 1988, he received Honorary Doctorates in Science from the Universities of Deakin, Macquarie and Sydney. He was also awarded an AM in the Australian Bicentenary Honours list.

Williams was elected as a Fellow member of the Australian Academy of Science in 1993 and in 1994, he took up a Reuters Fellowship at Oxford University. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and a visiting professor at the University of NSW.

His ten books include the novel 2007, A True Story Waiting to Happen (Hodder Headline, 2002).

He has developed his essay ‘God’s only excuse’ published in Griffith Review 8: People Like Us into a book, Unintelligent Design, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2007.


Pieces by Robyn Williams

Fair-weather friends?
Edition 12: Hot Air

God’s only excuse
Edition 8: People like Us

Promise of miracles in the age of uncertainty
Edition 4: Making Perfect Bodies

Science without a capital S
Edition 31: Ways of Seeing

Griffith Review