In trimester one, 2010 the Deakin Philosophical Society weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 4-5.30pm in ib3.307 (third floor of the Business & Law building). The first weekly meeting is next Wednesday, 10th March. This first meeting will be a relaxed meet and greet -- an opportunity for new members to meet returning members and vice versa.
Special presentation by Professor AC Grayling
On Thursday, 11th March from 3-4.30pm in ib3.307 there will be a free presentation by Professor AC Grayling from Birkbeck College, University of London, on ‘Civil Liberties and Conceptions of Liberty’.
Professor Grayling is in Melbourne for the 2010 Global Atheist Convention and has kindly accepted our invitation to give a presentation at Deakin's Waurn Ponds campus. His recent books include Against All Gods and Liberty in the Age of Terror.
If you would like to familiarise yourself with Grayling's position on liberty and civil liberties before you hear his presentation, there are two very brief and easy to read articles freely available. They are:
- AC Grayling (2005), ‘A Matter of Principle’, Index on Censorship, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 17-21
- AC Grayling (2007), ‘Tolerating Intolerance’, Index on Censorship, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 124-130
This presentation is the first of what we hope will be many presentations hosted by the Deakin University School of International and Political Studies and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute in association with the Deakin Philosophical Society.
If you have any questions about the weekly meetings or the presentation by Professor Grayling you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will see you next week. But until then, enjoy the first week of T1 classes for 2010.
President, Deakin Philosophical Society.