Bold Thinking events

Upcoming Bold Thinking events

Breaking taboos: what's off-limit in children's books?

Thursday 15 August 06:30pm

Join Morris Gleitzman in the evening of Thursday 15 August for a bold discussion about taboo topics in children’s books. The Australian Children’s Laureate is part of an expert panel grappling with the question of what issues should or should not be off-limit to children. And, who gets to decide?

Past Bold Thinking events

Thursday 13 June 2019

Join us on the evening of Thursday 13 June, and hear our expert panel share how puppies are being trained to help war veterans overcome PTSD. Assistance dogs are already paired up with people for various mental health issues, but on what scientific basis? Are dogs truly healing us?

Thursday 02 May 2019

Join us on the evening of Thursday 2 May, as our expert panel of reporters, campaigners and politicians debate the media coverage of the hottest issues ahead of the Federal Election. Help make your vote count.

Thursday 04 April 2019

In times of social, economic and environmental change what does the future hold for Australia’s inland cities?

Thursday 14 March 2019

Join us on the evening of Thursday 14 March, as our expert panel of medical and sports scientists, combined with some of Australia’s leading athletes to explore the physical and mental boundaries of human performance in sport.

Thursday 22 November 2018

What is the challenge of politics in this new era of social media and what is the balance between moderate and conservative policy-making for the Liberal party? What should be the guiding principles?

Thursday 25 October 2018

Six changes in the office of Australian Prime Minister in the space of ten years and three parliaments; have we entered a new political normal where the convention of PM is changing, or is this a symptom of a broader political malaise?

Wednesday 24 October 2018

He was the man elected on a rising tide of fresh ideas and enthusiasm, but within three years in office the Kevin 07 bandwagon had come to an end after a bitter internal coup that has set an overriding theme for federal politics ever since.

Thursday 20 September 2018

Women’s voices are raised – louder than ever before – but are they being fully heard? This thought-provoking panel discussion will consider what needs to happen to affect real change and if feminism has lost its way, or evolved to reflect the changing times. If our mothers and grandmothers struggles still exist today how do we ensure a more equitable future for our daughters?

Thursday 23 August 2018

Do Baby Boomers understand the current challenges facing Millennials or are they too busy spending their inheritance to care?