The Keith Hancock Lecture is named in honour of Emeritus Professor Keith Hancock AO – a Fellow of the Academy since 1968, Academy President for the period 1981–1984 and one of two Australians who are Honorary Fellows of the London School of Economics. The annual lecture was inaugurated in 2009. The Academy Fellows are invited each year to nominate distinguished social scientist to present the Keith Hancock Lecture. As part of the Academy’s Outreach Program the lecture is presented twice—first at the lecturer’s home university and then at another venue, usually in a different city.