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2019 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture: Stale pale male whale yells 'FIRE' in crowded theatre

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Join Jon Faine AM at the 2019 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture. In a very confusing world, there are problems wherever we look.

Baby boomer optimism has been traded in for misery. Progress, it turns out, is neither inevitable nor direct. However, surely We Shall Overcome overcomes the trolls, loyalists and neo-fascists. How do we come back from our way back from the brink of democratic disaster? Faine believes that accomplishment, not technology, is the answer.

This event is on 17th September 2019 from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. It will be a free event at the State Library Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3, via La Trobe Street, Victoria. The State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest public library and a lovely heritage building located in the heart of Melbourne. You can book at this website. You could also check on the dates and phone numbers 03 8664 7099 or email:

About Jon Faine
Each weekday morning from 8.30 am, Jon Faine presents Mornings and the conversation hour on ABC Radio Melbourne. He is renowned for his delving debate, quick wit and promptness to ask the trickiest of questions. Jon investigates the outcomes and stories affecting Melbourne all without taking life too seriously.

After seven years as a lawyer, he entered radio broadcasting in 1989 to produce and direct Radio National's Law Report, before moving on to 3LO's morning and afternoon programs. Jon worked on ABC TV's Investigators, First edition and Wise UP. He has been presenting the morning program on ABC Radio Melbourne since 1997. In January this year, he announced that this would be his last year on air.

About the Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture
This annual memorial lecture commemorates the contribution to Australian intellectual life made by Stephen Murray-Smith. Stephen was the founding editor of Overland magazine. The lecture advances research and talks in the broad areas of Stephen's interest and influence.

Register now as seats are limited. More information at this website.

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When: 15th September 2019
Where: Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3, via La Trobe Street, VIC 3000
Cost: FREE
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