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25 November 2019

John Bell AO OBE – Distinguished Speaker

On Tuesday 19 November John Bell AO OBE, actor, theatre director, founder of Bell Shakespeare, joined our CEO Professor Simon Haines for a conversation on Shakespeare and Bell’s remarkable career. It was our eighth and final Ramsay lecture event for 2019.

 

 

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10 September 2019

Rachel Fulton Brown – Distinguished Speaker

On Wednesday 14 August Rachel Fulton Brown from the University of Chicago delivered the sixth Ramsay Lecture for 2019 at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel. The title of her lecture was “Great Books of the Middle Ages; and how to read them”

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2 September 2019

Anastasia Lin – Distinguished Speaker

“Has the Cultural Revolution arrived in the West?”

On Tuesday 27 August Canadian-Chinese actress and human rights advocate Anastasia Lin and Ramsay Centre CEO Professor Simon Haines discussed the West, education and our basic freedoms for the seventh Ramsay Lecture event for 2019.

 

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18 June 2019

Helen Pluckrose – Distinguished Speaker

On Tuesday 18 June Helen Pluckrose, Editor in Chief for Areo Magazine  delivered the fourth Ramsay Lecture for 2019 at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel. The title of her lecture was “The Rise and Whys of Grievance Studies”.

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31 May 2019

Rod Dreher – Distinguished Speaker

On Tuesday 21 May Rod Dreher, Senior Editor for The American Conservative, delivered a Ramsay Lecture at the State Library of NSW.  The title of his lecture was “Recovering and Sustaining Cultural Memory”.

 

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23 April 2019

Greg Sheridan AO – Distinguished Speaker

On Tuesday 9 April, Greg Sheridan AO, Foreign Editor, The Australian and Author delivered the second Ramsay Lecture for 2019. The title of his lecture was “The Case for God: can Western Civilisation be sustained without belief?”

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26 March 2019

Professor Fiona Wood AM – Distinguished Speaker

On Tuesday 19 March, national living treasure and former Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Wood AM, Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon, delivered the first Ramsay Lecture for 2019. The title of her lecture was “The impact of western science on today’s society”

 

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14 December 2018

Henry Ergas – Distinguished Speaker

On Tuesday November 27 Henry Ergas, economist, columnist and author delivered the fifth lecture in the Ramsay Centre Distinguished Speakers series 2018. The title of his lecture was “Can Columnists be Civilised?”

 

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25 September 2018

Dr Pano Kanelos – Distinguished Speaker

On Tuesday September 18, Dr Pano Kanelos, President of St John’s College, Annapolis, delivered the fourth lecture in the Ramsay Centre Distinguished Speakers series 2018. The title of his lecture was “Liberal Education in the Age of I”.

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29 August 2018

John Carroll – Distinguished Speaker

On Tuesday August 21, John Carroll Professor Emeritus of Sociology at La Trobe University delivered the third lecture in the Ramsay Centre Distinguished Speakers Series 2018.  The title of his lecture was “The politicisation of the western canon”

 

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