Events

Annual General Meeting – 2017-18:

The Edmund Burke’s Club of Australia Inc. will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2017-18 on Friday, 8 September 2017 at the Savage Club in Melbourne. The business of the AGM will involve the conduction of elections for the forthcoming year on the Club executive. Members and guests are asked to arrive by 6 pm for drinks and finger food. The meeting will then commence from 6:30 pm sharp.

At the conclusion of the formal business of the AGM, Mr David De Leon will then give a presentation on his research into the late Spanish Scholastics and their influence on a range of fields including philosophical and economic thought in the western world.

As usual, we will have dinner at the RACV Club afterwards.

The RSVP date is Tuesday, 5 September, which can be made via our email address at edmundburkeclub@gmail.com.

A reminder that the dress code for the Savage Club is tie & jacket for men and the equivalent for ladies.

Finally, a reminder for all members who haven’t yet renewed their membership for 2017-18 (or for those who joined us recently as guests or visitors) that this can be done via electronic funds transfer using the following details:

BSB: 083-781 Acct No: 142948446 Acct Name: EDMUND BURKE’S CLUB AUSTRALIA (INC)

Membership fees are as follows:

Entrance fee (once only) $25.00 Annual membership fee: $50.00 Student membership yearly flat fee: $25.00 (no entrance fee)

For those wishing to be by cash, the Treasurer will be available before the meeting to accept cash payments. 

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th.

Third meeting for 2017 – Agrarianism in Australia:

The next meeting of the Club is to be held on Friday, 14 July 2017 at the Savage Club in Melbourne.  Guests are asked to arrive by 6 pm for drinks and finger food with the meeting to commence from 6:30 pm.

The presentation – to be given by Andrew Black, a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Melbourne – will be on the topic of ‘the Country-National Party and the evolution of Australian Conservatism’.

As our meeting falls on Bastille Day, there will be a short reflection on the significance of this day, in addition to the main paper.

As usual, we will have dinner at the RACV Club afterwards.

The RSVP date is Tuesday 11 July 2017, which can be made via email to edmundburkeclub@gmail.com.

A reminder that the dress code for the Savage Club is tie & jacket for men and the equivalent for ladies.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Second meeting for 2017 – England’s Glorious Revolution:

Our second meeting for 2017 will be held on Friday, 21 April.

We will once again be meeting at the Melbourne Savage Club.  Our Vice President, Dr Peter Janssen, will be presenting a paper on Edmund Burke and his thought with regards to England’s ‘Glorious’ Revolution.

There will be a slightly different format for this meeting. Rather than gathering for dinner at the RACV Club after the meeting, we will instead be having a unique evening at the Savage Club.

We will meet later (at 7:45 pm) at the Savage Club for a 2-hour function including food and beverages. 

The price of this event is $45.00 (beverages included). You are able to book through the TryBooking link below.

The RSVP date is Thursday 13 April, which can be made through the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/275579

First meeting for 2017 – The Dissolution of the Monasteries

After a break over the Christmas and New Year period, the Edmund Burke’s Club will shortly host our first meeting for 2017.

Throughout the coming year, we will continue to host regular meetings where quality papers on politics, history and philosophy will be presented.

The Club’s first meeting for 2017 will be held on Friday, 3 March 2017 at the Savage Club in Melbourne – arrive at 6:00pm for a start at 6:30pm.

The presentation will be on the topic of Edmund Burke & the dissolution of the monasteries. The paper will explore the way in which Burke saw similarities between the French Revolution and the the destruction of England’s monastic foundations two hundred years earlier during the Reformation. Furthermore, the way in which Burke’s critique was adopted by a range of historians and other thinkers in nineteenth century Britain will be traced.

We hope you will be able to attend this worthwhile discussion. Please RSVP via email to edmundburkeclub@gmail.com