Noel Pearson will deliver the 2022 Boyer Lecture

Lawyer, academic, land rights activist and Indigenous community leader Noel Pearson will deliver the 2022 Boyer Lecture series on the ABC.

The Boyer Lecture series, named after former ABC Chairman Sir Richard Boyer, is a series of radio lectures from a prominent Australian invited to express their thoughts on major social, cultural, scientific or political issues.

Pearson’s series of four lectures, broadcast on ABC platforms, will provide key insights into the ideas, observations and experiences of one of Australia’s most recognised public intellectuals.

ABC Chair Ita Buttrose says it was a significant moment for an Indigenous leader of Noel Pearson’s standing to accept the invitation given the national discussion about the referendum for an Indigenous voice to parliament.

She says, “Noel has been an extraordinary force in representing our First Nations people and leading the conversation on issues that are relevant to all Australians.

 “He will deliver a thought-provoking lecture series that will challenge and encourage ideas about who we all are and how we see ourselves as a nation now and into the future.

 “I am delighted he has accepted our invitation. This is an event not to be missed by anyone who cares about our development as a nation.”

The four lectures will be broadcast on ABC RN and one on ABC TV later this year.

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