Launceston: Dr David Daintree

‘By the Skin of our Teeth’ – Ancient and Medieval Books and the Western Tradition

Thursday 15 June

7.30 pm

Church of the Apostles Conference Centre

(following dinner, Steve’s Grill, from 6.00 pm)

Hobart: The 2017 Colloquium

Liberal Education:

Restoring the notion of Education as the basis for living the Good Life

Friday and Saturday, 30 June and 1 July

Jane Franklin Hall, Davey Street

Full details and registration here.

Hobart: Peirce Baehr

The Bible and Culture

Thursday 13 July

6.00 pm

Peirce and Christina Baehr, with their six daughters, run Pilgrim Hill, an evangelistic ministry in the Huon Valley seeking to make disciples for Jesus through hospitality and art. Their primary mission field is young travellers from the First World: both the post-Christian West and the pre-Christian East.  The impact of the Bible on culture is one of Peirce’s favourite topics. He had the immense privilege of seeing the process first hand by serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators for two years, doing linguistic analysis for the Bariai translation in Papua New Guinea.

Hobart: Revd Sam Green and others

Seminar on Islam

Wednesday 26 July

(details still to be confirmed)

Hobart: Michael Cook

Editor, Mercatornet

On Fake News

Wednesday 23 August

6.00 pm


Seminar Series



 In this series of introductory seminars Brendan Triffett will present some of the more important ideas of six monumental figures in the history of philosophy. He will also attempt to explain the influence of these ideas on Western thought and the significance of these ideas for contemporary culture, both sacred and secular.

 Seminar 1 – 30 August

Plato (d. 348 BC) and Aristotle (d. 322 BC)

 Seminar 2 – 6 September

Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) and Neoplatonism

 Seminar 3 – 13 September

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) and Scholasticism

 Seminar 4 – 20 September

René Descartes (1596-1650) and Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

 Dr Brendan Triffett currently lectures in theology and ethics for Alphacrucis College, Hobart. He holds a doctorate in philosophy (UTas) and has taught courses in critical thinking. He specialises in the intersection of theology and metaphysics, and has published on this topic. Brendan is (slowly) working on a book on the metaphysics of the Trinity. He is married and is a proud father of three daughters.

 To enrol write to director@dawsoncentre.org. Cost is $30 for all four sessions, to cover photocopying plus a donation to the Centre. It is preferred that participants commit to attend all sessions.