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Griffith Taylor Memorial Lectures

Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880 - 1963) was a British / Australian geographer, anthropologist and world explorer. He was a survivor of Captain Robert Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica (1910–1913).  In 1921 he was the founding head of the Department of Geography at the University of Sydney and in 1927 became the first President of the Geographical Society of New South Wales.  A fuller account of his life is available here.

A biennial series of Griffith Taylor Memorial Lectures was instigated in 1967, to showcase the work of geographers. The orators who delivered these lectures have often traced the contemporary ramifications of Griffith Taylor’s own research and ruminations.