2010 Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture

TimHere on Earth

Presented by Professor Tim Flannery

Thursday 14 October, 6pm

Main Lecture Theatre, Building 6, Albury-Wodonga campus

The subject of sustainability lies where humanity and the planet intersect. But what, exactly, is our planet? And how has evolution shaped us? Tim Flannery discussed the concept of sustainability in the context of the Earth system, and the human evolutionary path that is part of it.

This lecture was part of the Climate, Sustainability and Society public lectures.

Tim Flannery is the former Director of the South Australian Museum, and is currently a Professor at Sydney’s Macquarie University. He spent a year as Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard, where he taught in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. In 2002, he became the first environmentalist to deliver The Australia Day address to the nation. In 2005 he was honoured as Australian Humanist of the Year and in 2007, was named Australian of the Year.