Bold Thinking events

Upcoming Bold Thinking events

Social cohesion in the Goulburn Valley

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.

Kevin Rudd on China’s Rise and a New World Order

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.


Saturday 18 November 04:00pm

An outdoor celebration of art, music and 50 years of La Trobe University.

The future of Universities

Wednesday 22 November 06:30pm

The future of Universities

Past Bold Thinking events

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?

Wednesday 23 November 06:30pm

Despite federal and state government educational policies and the best efforts of teachers and support staff, national Naplan results are flat lining and OECD results show our kids are being outdone internationally in literacy and numeracy.

Where did we go wrong and if an education revolution is needed, what exactly would it look like?

Thursday 27 October 06:30pm

A discussion on revenge porn, decency and the law