31st March 2017

SPORTING INSIGHTS: Is Australia s sporting prowess in question?

Members Lunch with Adrian Anderson

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20th April 2017

HEALTH SERIES: Who owns your DNA?

Members Lunch with Professor Jane Kaye

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27th April 2017

Simple action, many people, big impact!

Members Lunch with Andrew Mahar AM

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4th May 2017


Faith and law in Australia today

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25th May 2017

Its more than a game

Members Lunch with Jason Ball

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30th May 2017

Melbourne Forum AGM 2017

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19th August 2017

Timor Leste Kalan Hamutuk

Experience a new nation through the eyes of its former First Lady

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Prof Andrea Hull AO

30th November 2016

It has been a fantastic year of events and fellowship.  The Melbourne Forum ran a record number of 73 events across the arts, politics, culture and Melbourne life genres – from our inaugural series of intimate Melbourne Stories and the Former Premiers’ series, through to signature events with David Marr, Ahmed Fahour, Prof Rhonda Galbally AO and Andrew Denton. A particular highlight this year was Brain Research: The New Frontier with Professor Geoffrey A Donnan AO. It is not just the guest conversation leader or the topic that makes a conversation interesting; it is also the different views amongst our peers.

2017 is looking to be a similarly high calibre year with Saul Eslake kicking off our economic series, while Emeritus Professor David Penington AC, Dr Clayton Thomas, the Hon Jeff Kennett AC, Dr Meredith Doig and Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM have confirmed their dates to present and generate thought provoking conversations.

We will also be carefully following the politics of President Elect Trump and the implication for Australia throughout the year as well, and lining up informed conversation leaders such as Andrew Peacock to discuss these issues.

These events will be listed on the Melbourne Forum website in December.

If I don’t have an opportunity to see you again this year, I would like to wish you and your loved ones all the best for the Festive Season and look forward to sharing a wonderful 2017 with you.

Best wishes,

Andrea Hull AO
Melbourne Forum