From August 17 to Spetember 5 2011, I visited Australia. I was invited by the the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation(CSIRO) and the Australian Skeptics to deliver the Canberra Lecture and to do a speaking tour of the country. It was my first visit to the country and continent. Late in 2010, I was contacted by Kevin Davies to know if I could visit Australia and deliver a lecture as part of events marking the National Science Week. I readily accepted.