Sir John Monash Lecture: Fire, Flood, Plague

14 July 2021 | 07:00PM to 08:00PM

Sir John Monash Lecture

Panel Discussion with: Sophie Cunningham (Participating Chair), James Bradley, Melanie Cheng

Last year began with firestorms raging through the country. They were followed by floods, and then a global pandemic. COVID-19 is still with us, and the flooding continues. Has the planet reached a tipping point?

Whatever the answer to that question, the events of the last 18 months have changed how Australians think, feel and live.

In a series of articles first published by the Guardian, and later gathered together in the acclaimed book Fire, Flood, Plague, some of Australia’s leading writers responded to the challenges of 2020 to create a vital cultural record of the resilience and humanity needed in these extraordinary times. Three of those writers, Sophie Cunningham, Melanie Cheng and James Bradley will join us to discuss our recent past, the near future and their perspectives on bearing witness and the urgent conversations that are needed if we are to cool our over-heated planet.


Wednesday 14 July at 7pm - 8pm

Online via Zoom

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Date & Time

14 July 2021 | 07:00PM to 08:00PM

Target Audience

• Adults




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