Science Circus

Dr Graham Walker (ANU National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science) has taken his science shows to 41,000 children in Africa as part of an 11-week tour through five countries. Dr Walker and teammate Joe Duggan lugged magnets and other everyday items to be transformed into science experiments on their Science Circus tour of Mauritius, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Malawi. The project, funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Questacon and ANU, has left a legacy by training local teachers and staff from local science centres. See

Graham Walker conceived, sourced funding for and implemented the project and his efforts were recognised with a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Policy and Outreach at the 2015 ANU Staff Excellence Awards. see

Congratulations to Professor Sue Stocklmayer , Foundation Director of the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, who was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours in 2016. Sue was brought up in Zambia and did her early work in science education in Zimbabwe. See

Dr Linda Devereux

Congratulations to Linda Devereux who completed her thesis in 2015, entitled, “Narrating a congo missionary childhood (1958 – 1964) : memory and meaning examined through a creative non-fiction text and exegesis.”

The study analyses the transnational childhood experience of the daughter of medical missionaries who worked for the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between 1958 and 1964.

Narrating a congo missionary childhood (1958 – 1964).