Events

December General Meeting 2018:

The final Edmund Burke’s Club of Australia General Meeting for 2018 will be held on Friday, 7th December at the Savage Club. Members and guests are asked to arrive at 6 pm for pre-drinks with the talk to commence from 6:30 pm.Our speaker at the meeting will be Mr Patrick Byrne, the National President of the National Civic Council. He will be presenting on his recent publication, ‘Transgender: One Shade of Grey”.
We will also be holding a two-course (main and dessert) dinner at the Savage Club at the conclusion of the meeting. The price for this dinner will be $75.00. This price includes drinks during dinner.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this occasion.

The RSVP date is Tuesday, 4th November, 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.

Thank you once again for your support of the Edmund Burke’s Club in 2018.


Annual General Meeting – 2018-19:

The Edmund Burke’s Club of Australia Inc. will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2018-19 on Friday, 19 October 2018 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 at 6:30 pm sharp.

Following this, we will hear from philosophy student Hugh Samuel-King’s concerning the important and decisive role that late medieval philosopher, William of Ockham, played with respect to the development of western society.

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

The RSVP date is Tuesday, 16th October, 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 2018-19 (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. 


General Meeting (Melbourne) – Why Liberalism has Failed:

The Melbourne group of the Edmund Burke’s Club will hold a general meeting on Friday, 10 August 2018, at the Savage Club.  Members and guests are asked to arrive at 6 pm for pre-drinks with the talk to commence from 6:30 pm.

Club President Lucas McClennan will a provide a review of author Patrick Deneen’s recently published title ‘Why liberalism failed’. This should then open up into a discussion.

As usual, we will have dinner at the RACV Club afterwards. RSVPs for those able to attend the meeting and/or the dinner are required by Thursday, 8 August and can be made by contacting edmundburkeclub@gmail.com.

REMINDER: the dress code for the Savage Club requires tie and jacket for men and the equivalent for ladies.


Edmund Burke’s Club of Australia Sydney Chapter – Official Launch:

The Edmund Burke’s Club will launch an official chapter in Sydney on Friday, 27 July at the Australian Club – 165 Macquarie Street, Sydney.  Members and guests are asked to arrive by 6:30 pm.

Father Cameron Forbes from the Catholic Theological College in Melbourne, will present his paper on Just War Theory.

At the conclusion of the even, there will be a dinner afterwards.  Those able to attend are asked to RSVP to edmundburkeclub@gmail.com.  


General Meeting (June 2018) – William Pitt the Younger and Revolutionary France:

A General Meeting of the Edmund Burke’s Club of Australia will be held on Friday, 15 June 2018, at the Melbourne Savage Club – arrive at 6 pm for pre-drinks with the talk to commence from 6:30 pm, which will be delivered by one of our own club members, Mr Brendan Tam.

Brendan will be speaking on the topic of William Pitt the Younger and his role in the defeat of Revolutionary France in the Napoleonic Wars. This topic is of particular interest to our Club due to the importance of Pitt and the conflict with France to the historical context surrounding Edmund Burke and the spirit of the revolution.

Brendan has recently completed his honours thesis on this topic at the University of Melbourne.

As usual, we will have dinner at the RACV Club afterwards. RSVPs for those able to attend the meeting and/or the dinner are needed by Tuesday, 12 June and can be made by contacting edmundburkeclub@gmail.com.

As always, the dress code will be tie and jacket for men and the equivalent for ladies.


General Meeting (April 2018) – Just War Theory:

The General Meeting for April will be held on Friday, 27 April 2018 at the Melbourne Savage Club – arrive at 6 pm for drinks with the talk to commence at 6:30 pm.

The presentation will be on the topic of Just War Theory. Father Cameron Forbes, a lecturer in Moral Theology at Catholic Theological College, will be our speaker. He completed a licentiate and doctorate in moral theology at the Alphonsianum Academy in Rome.

As usual, we will have dinner at the RACV Club afterwards.The RSVP date is Tuesday, 24 April 2018 and can be made by contacting edmundburkeclub@gmail.com.

As always, the dress code will be tie and jacket for men and the equivalent for ladies.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Edmund Burke’s Club Conference 2018:

The Edmund Burke’s Club of Australia’s annual conference for 2018 will be held on Saturday, 3rd February.

This important event will explore the meaning of conservatism in today’s world with the assistance of three eminent scholars in their fields.

A dinner will be held in the evening at Geppetto Trattoria in East Melbourne from 7 pm. No pre-payment is necessary.

Tickets for the conference are $40.00 and registration is now open through TryBooking from the link below:
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=343093&

The RSVP date for the event is Monday, 19 February 2018.

Further information about the programme for the day can be found by clicking here.


November Meeting 2017 – Burkean conservatism and challenges facing Australian politics:

The next meeting of the Edmund Burke’s Club for 2017 will be held on Friday, 17 November at the Savage Club – arrive at 6 pm for a 6:30 start.

The presentation this month will be on the topic of Burkean conservatism and challenges facing Australian politics, to be given by the Hon. Kevin Andrews, Federal Member for Menzies and a former Minister in the Howard and Abbott Governments.

We hope you will be able to attend this interesting and important discussion. As usual, we will have dinner at the RACV Club afterwards. The RSVP date is Tuesday 14 November.

As always, the dress code will be tie and jacket for men and the equivalent for ladies.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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 at 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