Event Archives

All our past Events are listed below. You can also view our Upcoming Events.

Colloquium 2021

Please put Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June 2021 in your diary! It will be our sixth annual colloquium. The theme centres on secondary education, with a particular focus on the development of the spiritual and religious dimension of human nature.  See the Call for Papers on our website.

ANZAC Day Reflection: ‘A Modern Crusade: Sir Harry Chauvel and the Australian Light Horse in Palestine’

MR NEVILLE CLARK MC, FORMER HEADMASTER, MENTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, MELBOURNE Topic: ANZAC DAY REFLECTION: ‘A Modern Crusade: Sir Harry Chauvel and the Australian Light Horse in Palestine’ Hotel Soho, Davey Street, Hobart (UPSTAIRS DINING ROOM) Thursday 23 April, 2020 6.00 pm Two-course Dinner and Lecture, $35 per person (drinks not included), booking essential Ending 400 years of … Continue reading ANZAC Day Reflection: ‘A Modern Crusade: Sir Harry Chauvel and the Australian Light Horse in Palestine’

Religious Freedom

PROF PETER KURTI, Senior Research Fellow, Director – Culture, Prosperity and Civil Society Program CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT STUDIES Topic: Religious Freedom Hotel Soho, Davey Street, Hobart (UPSTAIRS DINING ROOM) Friday 13 March 2020 6.00 pm Two-course Dinner and Lecture, $35 per person (drinks not included), booking essential

Dawson Centre Summer School – New Testament Greek

An intensive course in the koine Greek of the New Testament. We shall read passages from the Epistles and Gospels, as well as the Septuagint and Christian literature of the apostolic age. The course is aimed at beginners, but it is strongly recommended that all learn the Greek alphabet before commencing; exercises will be posted … Continue reading Dawson Centre Summer School – New Testament Greek

Dawson Centre Summer School – Medieval Latin

This course will offer a general introduction to post-classical Latin, poetry and prose, sacred and secular. Some prior knowledge of Latin is recommended. There will be an introduction to palaeography, including an opportunity to handle original manuscripts.  Enrol here.

St John Henry Newman, a Pilgrim’s Progress

BISHOP PETER ELLIOTT, AUXILIARY BISHOP EMERITUS, ARCHDIOCESE OF MELBOURNE Topic: ‘St John Henry Newman, a Pilgrim’s Progress’ Hotel Soho, Davey Street, Hobart (GROUND FLOOR) Friday 29 November 6.00 pm Lecture followed by two-course Dinner, $35 per person (drinks not included), book here. Bishop Elliott is himself a convert from Anglicanism.  Do read Prince Charles’s remarkably fine tribute to … Continue reading St John Henry Newman, a Pilgrim’s Progress

Medieval Books

‘The Skin of our Teeth’: Medieval Book Production Hotel Soho, Davey Street, Hobart Thursday 27 August, 2020 (to be confirmed) 6.00 pm, followed by two-course dinner, $35 per person (drinks not included), booking essential The survival of Western Civilisation is almost entirely due to the monks and nuns who copied books by hand in the … Continue reading Medieval Books