Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we have decided to postpone the Oration until further notice.
Further details about Professor Scott Bowman AO delivering the 2021 Menzies Oration, will be posted here when a new date is set.
Each year, Menzies holds it Oration as a public lecture to stimulate and challenge the Australian public on a topic which is related to our work in Indigenous, global and tropical health, and this year, Prof Bowman, Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President promises to again deliver.

Event details: 

Title |  For and Of. The importance of Tertiary Education and Research Institutions being based in Regional Australia

When | Postponed.

Where | JMB Auditorium, Menzies School of Health Research,  Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus, Corner of Nightingale and Paracelsus road, Tiwi. View RDH mapView Google Map

Cost | This is a free event.

Registrations | Registration is essential. Please register for a ticket by clicking here. Zoom registrations are also available via this link.

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The Oration will look at the importance of having universities and research institutions which are for and of the regions they serve. The impact of such organisations will be considered using Charles Darwin University and Menzies School of Health Research as examples. The oration will put forward an argument that institutions of and for the region are ideally placed to adapt their offerings to fully meet the needs of the populations they serve. These institutions will be judged according to their success in doing this. Urban institutions have a part to play in the regions, however they are poorly placed to fully understand the complexities of the regions. The future development of health and medical education, training and research in the Northern Territory will be discussed in terms of a for and of agenda.

Professor Scott Bowman AO

Professor Bowman joined CDU in 2021 with considerable university leadership experience having served as Vice-Chancellor and President of Central Queensland University (CQU) for over a decade. His vision and leadership helped transform CQU into one of Australia’s largest and most engaged regional universities.

Prof Bowman has also held leadership positions at Western Sydney University, James Cook University, Charles Sturt University and was Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Health Science and Community at University College of St Martin (Lancaster University) Lancaster, UK. In 2019 he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his significant contributions to higher education, training and regional Australia.