Calendars of Free Public Lectures

ANZAAS Public Lectures 

Event Details
This event is running from 17 June 2015 until 21 October 2015. It is next occurring on 19 August 2015.

http://www.gtac.edu.au/events/event/anzaas-public-lectures/

Venue: Gene Technology Access Centre
Upcoming Dates:
19 August 2015
16 September 2015
21 October 2015

Royal Society of Victoria 

http://www.sciencevictoria.org.au/events.html

University of Melbourne 

http://events.unimelb.edu.au/all/free-public-lecture

Atheist Society 

Temporary website – http://www.atheism.quantechsolutions.com.au/atheist-society

Free public lectures, followed by questions and discussion. 8pm. Tuesdays at Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne. Melways Map 2G D2.

9 June 2015 Lawrence Pope (Victorian Advocates for Animals) “Unhelpful God, Over-inflated Man: Toward a Freak Ethos”.

14 July 2015 Dr. Joe Sampson (Humanist Society of Victoria) “God: His Biography”.

11 August 2015
Graeme Lindenmayer (Author, “agnosticperspectives.com”)
“What if you were wrong?”.

8 September 2015
Jonathan Carter (Omnitheon)
“God the Father, and the Slaughter of Sons”.

13 October 2015
Royston Wilding
“Feminism and Atheism: A Scientific Perspective”.

10 November 2015
Heather McLaughlin (kiva.org)
“Atheist Charity: The Kiva ‘A+’ Team”.

8 December 2015
Rev. Dr. Paul Tonson (Progressive Agnostic Christian)
“The Gods I don’t believe in: Theism, Atheism and A-Theism”.

9 February 2016
Charles Darwin Day lecture:
Rick Barker (Progressive Atheists)
“Miocene African Apes: Our Anthropoid Ancestors”.

8 March 2016 – Topic to be announced.
12 April 2016 – ”
10 May 2016 – ”
14 June 2016 – ”

12 July 2016
Dr. Joe Sampson (Humanist Society of Victoria)
“Faitheists: Atheists who are nice to Theists”.

Enquiries – David Miller, Secretary – atheist_agnostic@lycos.com – Tel: (03) 9467 2063
Mail – PO Box 1111, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia

Future lectures, past transcripts, links, etc:
Temporary website – http://www.atheism.quantechsolutions.com.au/atheist-society

Venue – Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne (Melways Map: 2G D2)

Enquiries – David Miller, Secretary – atheist_agnostic@lycos.com – Tel: (03) 9467 2063

Future lectures, past transcripts, links, etc – http://www.vic.TheAtheist.net

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Existentialist Society lectures 2015-16 

For those interested in the ideas of – de Beauvoir, Berdyaev, Buber, Bultmann, Camus, Dostoyevsky, Frankl, Heidegger, Jaspers, Kafka, Kierkegaard, Laing, Marcel, Merleau-Ponty, Nietzsche, Sartre, Stirner, Tillich, etc.

ENQUIRIES: http://www.existentialistmelbourne.org – For future lectures, past transcripts, links, etc.

Secretary, David Miller. Tel: 9467 2063 Email: existmelb@yahoo.com.au

Mail: P.O. Box 1111, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia.

Existentialist Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Existentialist-Society

LECTURES: 8pm. First Tuesday of the month. Admission is free. No prior booking is necessary.

All are welcome. An extended question and discussion period follows the lecture.

VENUE: Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne. Opposite the old Mercy Hospital.

2015 Melways Map 2G, D2.

7 JULY SAM GREEN (Rationalist Society of Australia)

“CAN MORAL NIHILISM MAKE LIFE MORE WONDERFUL?”

4 AUG. PROF. PURUSHOTTAMA BILIMORIA (California/Melbourne/Deakin Universities)

“TRIBUTE TO HAZEL ROWLEY: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND PAULI MURRAY

ON AMERICA’S CIVIL WRONGS AND GANDHI.”

1 SEPT. HOWARD DOSSOR (Author, ‘Colin Wilson: The man and his mind’)

“ALBERT CAMUS AND NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS.”

6 OCT. CATHERINE McDONALD (Melbourne philosopher)

“JUST WAR THEORY AND SELF DEFENCE: ISRAEL AS A CASE STUDY.”

3 NOV. Melbourne Cup Day Lecture:

PROF. GRAHAM OPPY (Philosophy, Monash University)

Topic to be announced.

1 DEC. DR. GRACE TARPEY (Lacan Circle of Melbourne. World Association for Psychoanalysis)

“THE OTHER OF THE SELF: FOR THE LOVE OF WISDOM.”

2016

2 FEB. DR. VAUGHAN RAPATAHANA (Writer, poet, critic)

“CLIVE INGRAM PEARSON: AUSTRALASIA’S OWN EXISTENTIALIST.”

1 MARCH DR. PIERRE VAN OSSELAER

“HEIDEGGER: QUESTIONING CAUSALITY?”

5 APRIL DR. A.L. JONES (Author, “The Gender Vendors: Sex and Lies from Abraham to Freud”)

Topic to be announced.

3 MAY DR. COLIN GOODWIN

“ATHEISM AND THEISM: RICHARD DAWKINS VERSUS THOMAS AQUINAS.”

7 JUNE DR. KIM SAWYER (Historical & Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne)

“THE ENIGMA OF THE SOUL.”

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