Bold Thinking events

Upcoming Bold Thinking events

The future of Universities

Wednesday 22 November 06:30pm

Join us for the final Bold Thinking Series lecture for 2017 in La Trobe University’s 50th Anniversary year. The conversation will explore the history of Australian Universities, debate their role in today’s modern society and ask what the future could and should be in the decades to come? What are the challenges and what is needed for the students, industry and the community at large from Universities?

Past Bold Thinking events

Wednesday 22 November 06:30pm

Join us for the final Bold Thinking Series lecture for 2017 in La Trobe University’s 50th Anniversary year. The conversation will explore the history of Australian Universities, debate their role in today’s modern society and ask what the future could and should be in the decades to come? What are the challenges and what is needed for the students, industry and the community at large from Universities?

Thursday 26 October 12:15pm

China’s emergence as a global power of the first rank has changed the Asian region and the world. It has reordered established patterns of trade and investment, unsettled a long standing balance of power in Asia and brought old historical antagonisms to the surface.

Wednesday 27 September 05:45pm

Join us for the sixth Bold Thinking Series lecture, and our second regional lecture for 2017, where we discuss the Goulburn Valley’s relative success at receiving, and accommodating, large numbers of migrants of different ethnic origins over a long period.   The different groups and subsequent emerging communities represent diversity in not only nationality, culture and circumstance, but also in the way that their migration has occurred.

Thursday 24 August 06:30pm

Politics, protests and prison life. 45 years to the month since they were released from Pentridge Prison – hear for the first time the full story of University student protestors dubbed the La Trobe Three.

Thursday 27 July 06:30pm

This exciting lecture will consider the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and how the food we eat affects our mood and appetite.

Thursday 04 May 05:30pm

Health, Law and Sexuality - a lecture by the Hon. Michael Kirby

Thursday 06 April 06:30pm

The digital disruption has changed the way we work, study and live. Will robots replace humans in the work force of the future? What jobs will disappear and what new opportunities will be created with the rise of Artificial Intelligence and automation?

Thursday 16 March 06:30pm

In a world post Brexit and Trump, how has international politics played out in Bendigo, and more importantly, what is the role of community leaders and individuals to create a vibrant, sustainable and multicultural city of the future?