On 31 July David Lowe attended a memorial service and seminar at the Australian National University for the late Professor Anthony Low, who died on 12 February this year. Born in India before making his reputation initially in East African and later South Asian history, Professor Low was Director of the Research School of Pacfiic Studies at the ANU, 1973-75, and then ANU Vice Chancellor, 1975-82.
Soon afterwards he became Smuts Professor of the British Commonwealth at the University of Cambridge, where he supervised David Lowe and many other PhD students. On 31 July David joined other former PhD students from Sussex, ANU and Cambridge, including Dipesh Chakrabarty, Robin Jeffrey, Gyanesh Kudaisya and Mehda Kudaisya, and Brij Lal, in a seminar reflecting on his legacy and the fields of study on which they embarked under his supervision.
Remarks by Professor the Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC, Chancellor of the Australian National University.