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Past Events

CD launch: Pax Britannica

After the successful launch of Rob Stove's first commercial CD The Gates of Vienna in 2018, we are pleased to host the launch of his new CD Pax Britannica, a compilation of organ music by the composers of Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

Dr Paul Watt, musicologist from the Sir Zelmen Cowan School of Music at Monash University, will be the guest speaker.

Date:
28 August 2019
Time:
6:00pm
Where:
Caroline Chisholm Library, Level 3, 358 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost:
Free, but please consider a small donation for the upkeep of the Library.

Book now: Professor David Oderberg on Conscientious Objection

The Caroline Chisholm Library is taking bookings for its upcoming seminar “Opting out: conscientious objection in a liberal society” at 6:30pm-9:30pm on 23 July. 

Philosopher Professor David Oderberg of Reading University will deliver a keynote address by video conference, followed by Q&A. Professor Oderberg is globally recognised as a leading thinker on conscience rights, and was cited by the US Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. His recent book  titled "Opting Out: Conscience and Cooperation in a Pluralistic Society" is the inspiration for this event.

Date:
23 July 2019
Time:
6:30 to 9:30pm
Where:
Village Roadshow Theatrette (Latrobe St entrance), State Library of Victoria
Cost:
$25

January opening hours

The Library will be running on reduced hours in January. We will be open only on Wednesdays, specifically the 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

We will re-open for normal hours on Tuesday the 29th of January.

Date:
2 January 2019

Book launch: Love in the Silence - Carthusians & the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Fr Peter Joseph writes “... before devotion to the Sacred Heart was public and general, and long before it became a universal feast in the Roman Liturgy in 1856”, Carthusians monks were “its lovers and devout clients in the solitude and silence of the cloister.” 

Join us on 16 November for the launch of this profound work of spirituality by Father Joseph.

Date:
16 November 2018
Time:
6:30pm
Where:
Caroline Chisholm Library level 3, 358 Lonsdale St Melbourne
Cost:
Free. A small donation would be welcome.

Postponed: CCL fundraiser with Bishop Umbers of Sydney

Our Caroline Chisholm Library Fundraiser, due on 9 October at St Mary's College Parkville, has been postponed due to low numbers.

We will host an event with Bishop Umbers in due course. In the meantime, keep an eye on our website for future events.

Date:
9 October 2018

Save the Date: “Law and Conscience: Lessons from Modern Germany”

Associate Professor Patrick Quirk (pictured), from the Australian Catholic University and Scholar in Residence at St Mary’s College, will give a talk on conscience protections on Wednesday 19th September at 6.15pm for 6.30pm.

Conscience protections, particularly for professionals, are a hot topic in Victoria and in Australia more widely. It is now impossible to avoid the many areas of public life in which private moral or religious convictions come into conflict with rights claims of others and with regulations which are based on particular political world-views.

This talk will examine the difficulties in defining “freedom of conscience” and “conscience-protection” in many liberal democracies, where the terms of conscience have been uncoupled from their original religious or at least metaphysical foundations.

Date:
19 September 2018
Time:
6:15pm for 6:30pm
Where:
Caroline Chisholm Library, 358 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Cost:
No charge. A small donation would be appreciated.

CD launch: “The Gates of Vienna: Baroque Organ Music from the Habsburg Empire”

The Caroline Chisholm Library community warmly congratulates Robert J Stove for his performance CD “The Gates of Vienna: Baroque Organ Music from the Habsburg Empire”. The CD will be launched at 6 pm on July 11th at the Library.

Date:
11 July 2018
Time:
6pm
Where:
Caroline Chisholm Library, 358 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Cost:
Free, but donations to the Library gratefully accepted

Course on Catholic Doctrine

John Young's Tuesday Course on Catholic Doctrine classes have resumed. This theology course, based on Father John Hardon's book The Catholic Catechism (available in the Library), is on each first and third Tuesday nights of each month, from 6:15 PM till 7:15 PM.

Date:
6 February 2018
Time:
6:15pm to 7:15pm
Where:
Caroline Chisholm Library Level 3 Mitchell House 358 Lonsdale St Melbourne
Cost:
Please make a small donation

The Walsingham Way: England's ancient pilgrimage

"When England returns to Walsingham, Our Lady will return to England"  - Pope Leo XIII.

Penny Renner will recount her four-day walking pilgrimage across Norfolk to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, from King's Lynn through the Sandringham woods, via a ruined castle, an Anglo-Saxon burial mound, nettle-choked lanes and a host of tiny country churches that gave shelter from the changing weather. 

Date:
2 October 2017
Time:
6 for 6:30
Where:
Caroline Chisholm Library Level 3, 358 Lonsdale St Melbourne (near Elizabeth St)
Cost:
By donation
Drawing of Sir Charles Villiers-Stanford

An Irishman for All Seasons: Sir Charles Villiers Stanford and His Music

On Thursday 21 September, Rob Stove will present on the life and music of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). Born in Dublin but mostly resident in London and Cambridge, Sir Charles just might be the best late-Romantic composer whom you haven’t yet encountered.

Date:
21 September 2017
Time:
6:00pm for 6:30pm
Where:
Caroline Chisholm Library, Level 3 Mitchell House, 358 Lonsdale St (near Elizabeth St), Melbourne
Cost:
Free. A small donation would be appreciated.

Course on Catholic doctrine

Hard on the heels of his successful course on the philosophy of St Thomas Aquinas, John Young is launching a course on the theology of Catholic doctrine, starting on 5 September.

Date:
5 September 2017
Time:
6:15pm to 7:15pm
Where:
Caroline Chisholm Library Level 3, Mitchell House, 358 Lonsdale St (near Elizabeth S)
Cost:
By Donation
Dore - Adam and Eve cast out

Philosophy course - The role of philosophy

This final lecture from John Young's philosophy course will start with a look at the philosophy of original sin. The course will then conclude with a discussion about the relevance of philosophy.

Date:
15 August 2017
Time:
6pm- 7pm
Where:
Level 3, 358 Lonsdale St, Melbourne (near Elizabeth St)
Cost:
by donation

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