In 2011 – 2012, Legends in your Lunchtime / In Conversation sessions were introduced by José Simsa. The objective of the series was to help younger and older people alike gain a better understanding of the contribution that older people have made, and continue to make to society, and to appreciate the on-going role they play in shaping public opinion and policy. The sessions were held in the South Melbourne Town Hall to packed and enthusiastic audiences.
The speakers were a varied and very interesting group and included Michael Gawenda, Beth Gott, Bernard Richter, Jenny Love, Mary Lou Jelbart, Barry Jones, Mirka Mora, John Hirst, Shirley Shackleton and concluded with José Simsa.
The popularity of the series motivated U3APP to publish the 2010 conversations in both book and CD form, Movers and Shapers. A copy is in the State Library.
To read Movers and Shapers, click here.
To listen to any of the 2010 In Conversation talks, click on the name of the speaker:
- Michael Gawenda 14 April 2010
- Beth Gott 28 April 2010
- Mary Lou Jelbart 12 May 2010
- Bernard Richter 26 May 2010
- Jenny Love 9 June 2010
- Valerie Yule 23 June 2010
To listen to any of the 2011 Legends in your Lunchtime talks, click on the name of the speaker: