Monthly public lectures are held on a Thursday, 7:30 for 8 pm, Meeting Room 3-4, Hawthorn Community Precinct, 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Victoria (Melway map 45 D11). See the current program.

For the lecture series in previous years:  2012

In addition to the monthly lectures there is a regular in-house discussion meeting (contact a committee member for an introduction) and shared lunch beginning 11 am, monthly second Sundays, Tresise Community Centre, 37 Bowler Street, Hawthorn East, Victoria (Melway map 45 G12).

Special events (see also category Events)

7–9 April 2017. Melbourne. 52nd annual convention of Australian Humanists. Speakers include Matt Awad, Jason Ball, Geoffrey Ballard, Monica Bini, Pauline Brown, Philip Cam, Alice Carr, Meredith Doig, James Fodor, Adam Ford, Katerina Gaita, A C Grayling, Clive Hamilton, Douglas McCarty, Jonathan Meddings, Peter Singer, Joanne Roberts, Tim Soutphommasane, Lyndon Storey, Rodney Syme, Tanya Watkins, Travis Wisdom. Convention Venue = Ibis Melbourne Hotel, Therry Street, Melbourne (close to the popular Victoria Market). Booking on CAHS webpage. Current program here.

20 March 2016, 1:30 pm. State Library, Swanston Street, Melbourne. Join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice, March for People Seeking Refuge.  Add your voice to musicians, performers, bands and speakers demanding change to refugee policy! Stand with people from all over Melbourne, demanding the closure of camps on Manus and Nauru, Free the Refugees and Provide Permanent Protection.

18 April 2015, 8 pm.  Storey Hall, Melbourne.  Robin Ince, ‘Happiness through science’.  More here.

16–17 December 2015. Deakin University, Burwood. Philosophical conference: ‘Rethinking the Enlightenment’, a re-examination of the complex legacies of the European enlightenment, the realities of its history, and the vicissitudes of its contestation and receptions in the light of the events of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Read more.

31 October 2015, 9:30 am – 4:10 pm. Melbourne Unitarian Church, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne. Conference: ‘Secularism in the Modern World’. Book tickets.

30 September 2015, 6–7:30 pm. State Library of Victoria Theatrette, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne. Professor Philip Cam launches the Humanist report, ‘Bringing Ethical Understanding to Primary Schools’. More here.

29–31 May 2015. Perth. Annual convention of Australian Humanists, featuring Australian Humanist of the Year presentation dinner (Saturday) and public lectures (Sunday). See CAHS Convention prelim program 2015. Enquiries:


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