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Upcoming Event /
1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020

Library events under the coronavirus

2020 is not turning out the way any of us expected. The Library's closure means that we cannot run events in the usual way.

We have been considering the delivery of services online and at a distance for a while, and now is clearly the time to make it happen. There are two options we are examining:

  • to set up a regular podcast to deliver our talks
  • livestreaming of talks from this website

In fact, we may do both! Keep watch on this space for further details, or sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of this page (if you haven't already) to keep up to date.

Upcoming Event /
2 April 2020 to 31 December 2020

New events coming soon

We have several events in development at the moment, and we'll start announcing these in the coming weeks.

After the success of last years's bioethics seminar on freedom of conscience with philosopher David Oderberg (pictured above), we are aiming to develop a few marquee events which we will repeat on an annual basis. Overseas speakers are a possibility; we successfully used videoconferencing to connect to David Oderberg in Reading, UK and we will do more of this in future. Topics we are exploring include:

  • bioethics
  • culture and politics
  • theology and philosophy
  • arts and literature

If you have ideas about possible events, contact us at cclibrary @ to see if we can work together to develop and promote them.

News /

As you all know, most of our public institutions are being closed due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Because of the risk of infection by the coronavirus, and to keep our members and volunteers safe, the Committee has decided to close physical access to the Library premises until further notice. This decision is effective immediately, and includes both members and volunteers.

News /

The Caroline Chisholm Library community joins many in prayer and sorrow at the news of the sudden death of Fr Paul Mankowski S.J. this week.

To call him an outstanding and incisive man of letters would be to radically understate the man.

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