Venue: Stanton Library, Level 1
"Freedom to use your own Intelligence: The Enlightenment - a nation established on the back of Science”
European politics, philosophy, science and communications were radically reoriented during the 18th century as part of a movement referred to by its participants as "the Age of Reason", or simply "The Enlightenment".
In this presentation Professor Clancy will investigate the beginnings of the Enlightenment and its influence on colonial Australia.
Professor Robert Clancy
Professor Clancy is a leading Australian clinical immunologist. He is known for his research and development of therapies for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), commonly known as emphysema. In 1985 Professor Clancy and his team at Newcastle University developed the vaccine Broncostat. He has a B.Sc.Med (Hons), Sydney University, MB.BS (Hons) Sydney University, PhD, Monash University, Melbourne, FRACP (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians), FRCPA (Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia).
In addition to his published medical research and writing, Professor Clancy has an interest in cartographic history and is an avid antique map collector. He has written two books on the mapping of Australia and Antarctica, The Mapping of Terra Australis and So Came They South.
Professor Clancy was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for his service to cartography as a collector of early maps of Australia, and to the field of immunology.