RD Watt Lecture

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The annual RD Watt Lecture commemorates the first lecture delivered to University of Sydney agriculture students in March 1911 by Australia’s first Professor of Agriculture, Robert Dickie Watt.

It is a tribute to his strong vision and leadership as the first Dean, as well as to 100 years of world-changing Agriculture at Australia’s first University. Watt developed courses with a strong scientific content which became a characteristic of the Sydney degree.