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Hear great fodder for conversation at these free talks
Melbourne Town Hall
Free talks on life's daily lessons at iconic venues around Melbourne.


'The School of Life Melbourne Secular Sermon Series' is a very long name for an event, but if you've persevered through the title I'd strongly recommend you read on. These free 'talks' sound like they'll be well worth listening to. The Secular Sermon Series is put on by The City of Melbourne and The Wheeler Centre at various iconic venues around Melbourne. There is a different daily life theme for each 'sermon' and which will be presented by a well known local or international identity.

John Safran on Unrest
Known for 'pushing the envelope' popular comedian John Safran is the perfect conversationalist to discuss 'unrest'. This will be a conversation worth setting your alarm clock for.

When? Sunday 24th February 2013, 6:30AM - 7:30AM,
Where? Rooftop Cinema
Bookings Required? This is a free event but seats are limited. Bookings open on Friday the 1st of February. You can reserve your place online by clicking here.


Christine Kenneally on Lying
Christine Kenneally is an award-winning journalist. She will explore 'lying' in contemporary culture.

When? Sunday 24th March, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Where? Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens
Bookings Required? This is a free event but seats are limited. Bookings open on Friday the 1st of February. You can reserve your place online by clicking here.

Andrea Durbach on Vengeance
Author and human rights advocate Andrea Duffy will discuss vengeance and the different forms in which it is executed.

When? Sunday 21st April, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Where? Council Chambers, Melbourne Town Hall
Bookings Required? This is a free event but seats are limited. Bookings open on Friday the 1st of February. You can reserve your place online by clicking here.

Craig Sherbourne on Being Ordinary
Writer Craig Sherbourne examines the feat of 'being ordinary' which could be quite an interesting discussion given that Australia is often linked to 'tall poppy syndrome'.

When? Sunday 26th May. 3:00PM - 4:00PM,
Where? Still to be confirmed. Click here to find out more.
Bookings Required? This is a free event but seats are limited. Bookings open on Friday the 1st of February. You can reserve your place online by clicking here.

Why not head along? The sermons are free and are sure to be thought provoking.
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Why? To hear well known local and international identities wrestle with thought provoking ideas.
When: Dates differ depending on the talk.
Phone: (03) 9094 7800
Where: Various iconic venues around Melbourne
Cost: Free
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