The Fritz Duras Lecture is delivered biennially as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series.
The purpose of this lecture is to commemorate and carry on the significant contribution Dr Fritz Duras made to the University of Melbourne and the Australian community, especially in the areas of Health and Physical Education.
Dr Fritz Duras was the Director of the first Diploma course on Physical Education at the University of Melbourne in the 1930s. He stated his firm belief in ‘the important relations between physical education and preventive medicine*’. The significance of this connection between education and health remains contemporary.