2020 Season information
10 Great Books 2020 is now FULLY BOOKED. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on future Community Education programs.
Please note: From midnight on Tuesday 17 March, the University will close all museums and galleries due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All University events will also be postponed or cancelled. All 10 Great Books ticket-holders have been contacted regarding alternative arrangements for upcoming sessions. If you have any questions please get in touch with us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
|18 February||Philip Roth, American Pastoral (1997)||Professor Maxine McKew|
|17 March||William Trevor, Fools of Fortune (1983)||Professor Philomena Murray|
|21 April||William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1602)||Associate Professor David McInnis|
|26 May||Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1961)||Professor Karen Farquharson|
|16 June||Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859)||Professor Peter McPhee|
|21 July||Geoffrey Blainey, The Tyranny of Distance (1966)||Professor Tom Griffiths|
|18 August||Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (circa 340BCE)||Professor Margaret Cameron|
|22 September||Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake (2003)||Professor Glyn Davis|
|20 October||Pramoedya Ananta Toer, This Earth of Mankind (1980)||Professor Vedi Hadiz|
|17 November||Franz Kafka, The Trial (1925)||Associate Professor Heather Benbow|
All sessions run Tuesdays, 6.30pm-8.30pm.
|7.30pm-7.45pm||Break with refreshments|
2020 Season Pass - SOLD OUT
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Purchasing the texts
Each year, the Faculty of Arts partners with Readings bookstore to create an online booklist where you can easily purchase copies of our chosen texts. To access the 10 Great Books 2020 online booklist, please visit the Readings website.
The Forum Theatre
Level 1, Arts West (Building 148)
The University of Melbourne
The Forum is an intimate lecture theatre seating 150. Its in-the-round layout and state-of-the-art acoustics are specifically designed to facilitate discussion and interaction between audience and speaker.
Ellie Clay, Public Programs and Events Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 8344 2543
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