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I am delighted to be presenting the 2014 Boyer Lectures and to have the opportunity to contribute to the national discussion about science through such an influential and historically significant platform.

I hope to raise awareness of great scientific achievements, and of the vital importance of science to the future health and prosperity of Australia.

In The Promise of Science: A Vision of Hope, Professor Cory explores what Australian science has given the nation and the world, and how it might help set to rights some of our biggest problems. Climate change, continuing gender inequity, the possibilities for a sustainable knowledge-based economy and the promise of medical research all come under the microscope as Cory carries an urgent message to Australians.

The annual Boyer Lecture series began in 1959 and has featured speakers from a broad range of disciplines and interests, presenting the result of their work and thinking on major social, scientific or cultural issues.

©2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd (P)2014 Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Series producer: Maria Tickle. Audio engineers: Carey Dell and Matthew Crawford. Host: Robyn Williams.

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