Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. The 2020 Boyer Lecture series is called 'Rebooting Australia: How ethical entrepreneurs can help shape a better future' and is presented by philanthropist and business leader Dr Andrew Forrest AO.
03 | The economics of inequality
In the third Boyer lecture, Dr Andrew Forrest discusses how inequality manifests in our modern capitalist system — through intergenerational dependence on welfare, lack of access to finance, a lack of policy focus on early childhood development in vulnerable communities and through modern slavery.
02 | Lighting up our ocean
In the second of his 2020 Boyer Lectures, Andrew Forrest mounts a passionate defence of our oceans. Dr Forrest argues the key issues facing our oceans — deoxygenation, overfishing and plastic pollution — are our fault, and it's us who must fix them. He says it's philanthropic and government interventions, at a scale not yet seen, that will save our seas.
01 | Oil vs Water — Confessions of a carbon emitter
In this first Boyer lecture, leading philanthropist and businessman Andrew Forrest calls for an urgent move to green hydrogen "on a global scale". For Dr Forrest, the question is not whether green hydrogen will become the next global energy form, but who will be the first to mass-produce it?
Should be required listening for all students, inspirational fascinating and wonderfully presented.
Boyer lectures have lost their way
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Boyer Lectures but am bitterly disappointed they have provided advertisement noise in the form of a lecture to Andrew Forrest in the most recent episodes. His condescending, patronising dictations are gross!
Boyer lectures is a must, they can change lives, they open new horizons, they are life changing podcasts.