Wed, 11 Nov|
First Eight Lecture - NEW DATE
Join the Britain-Australia Society for a virtual lecture by ANU academic, Dr David Headon, regarding Australia's second Prime Minister
Time & Location
11 Nov 2020, 17:00 GMT
About the Event
The Britain-Australia Society is delighted to partner with the Australian Studies Institute of the Australian National University (ANU) in celebrating the life and times of Australia's second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. Born in Melbourne in 1856, Deakin was a leader of the movement for Federation of the young Australian nation and was a principal author of the Australian Constitution.
Dr David Headon is the founder of the First Eight Lecture Series and is a passionate advocate for the revival of an understanding of early Australian history. His previous First Eight Lectures in the UK were oversubscribed. ANU has generously agreed to offer this year's virtual lecture gratis to BAS Members and Friends. The Lecture will be introduced by Australian High Commissioner to the UK, HE the Hon George Brandis QC.
Numbers are limited. Book now to secure your place.
The First Eight Project is a collaborative project between the Australian Parliamentary Library, Australian Studies Institute (ANU), National Archives of Australia, National Museum of Australia, and Victorian Parliamentary Library.
We would like to thank Ms Alison Alder for her inspiring artwork.