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Site update: 15 September 2014



Inaugural Readman Series Lecture

The inaugural Readman Series Lecture was held on 12 September in the Conference Room at the Mary MacKillop Centre in Hawthorn East.

The speaker was the Hon Alastair Nicholson, who was an Australian judge for 22 years, during which time he served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia and, for 16 years, was Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. He is Chair of Children’s Rights International and, since 2002, Chair of the National Centre Against Bullying.

Hon Alistair Nicholson
Hon. Alistair Nicholson AO RFD QC

TOPIC: Modern Approaches to Bullying and its Control: the extent and nature of bullying in Australia and elsewhere; current approaches to its control and reduction and how the law operates in this area.


Derek Readman
Derek Readman was presented with a framed poster for the inaugural lecture.

This lecture series is named in honour of Derek Readman whose great contribution to U3A Hawthorn over many years is deeply appreciated. Derek was instrumental in sourcing speakers for many U3A Hawthorn events and lecture series, such as the Saturday Series and the Summer School.and has previously held such Committee positions as Hon Secretary.


U3A Hawthorn was one of the first U3As in Victoria, having been formed in November 1984, with classes commencing Term 1 1985.

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That means this year is our 30 year anniversary
whilst 2015 will seee 30 years of providing classes to our members

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