Fortuitous Reunion on Route 66

  • Posted by Fabrice Boucherat
  • On October 15, 2019
Early this year Neville Norman talked to us at lunch about the Hayne Report. Amongst the audience was Paul Latimer. Afterwards Paul persuaded Neville to repeat this talk at a Cambridge/global law conference at Jesus College Cambridge in September. This then duly happened. In conversation they each discovered that, with their wives, Catherine Latimer and Margaret […]
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2019 Annual Dinner of the Society

  • Posted by Fabrice Boucherat
  • On August 24, 2019
Wednesday 13th November 2019 We are pleased to announce that our annual dinner will be held at The Melbourne Club on Wednesday 13th November. The delay has been caused by difficulties with negotiating a suitable date with a suitable speaker. We are pleased to announce that this year’s guest speaker will be Professor Martin Daunton, […]
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Presidential Lunch: Emerging themes in South American politics

  • Posted by Fabrice Boucherat
  • On August 24, 2019
Lunch on 18th September 2019 Our President Raul Sanchez-Urribarri is a Senior Lecturer in Crime, Justice & Legal Studies at Latrobe University. He obtained his first law degree at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB), a private university in Venezuela, followed by an LLM at Cambridge (St Edmund’s 1998/99) and a PhD at the University of […]
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Genomes: Lunch Talk with Irene Gallego Romero on 19th June

  • Posted by Fabrice Boucherat
  • On May 19, 2019
Genomes – or how are you related to everyone else in the room Our genomes hold the key to pretty much everything — or, at least, so runs a lot of advertising copy these days. From the privacy of your own home, you can now spit into a tube to divine your ancestry, unknowingly help […]
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Your new committee

  • Posted by admin
  • On December 15, 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the Cambridge Society of Victoria was held on 12th December 2018. At this meeting the following were elected for the coming year: President Dr Raul Sanchez Urbarri Magister Prandii Peter Baines Treasurer Jerry Platt Other committee members Peter Adams – Golf and Boat Race dinner Fabrice Boucherat – Webmaster and […]
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Programme for 2021

  • Posted by admin
  • On December 15, 2018
With Melbourne in Covid-Safe mode, we are very excited to announce that the show must go on and we will be holding a few live events in 2021. Remember that, due to Covid, we’ve put a holiday on membership fees until 31st October 2021! Wednesday 2 June – Online quiz night; Doors open at 6.15 […]
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Lunch with James Sergeant -16th May

  • Posted by admin
  • On April 21, 2018
Competition in the Australian Financial System In a speech on the first full day of the Commonwealth Games, the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said that the behaviour of Australia’s major banks resembled synchronised swimming more than vigorous competition. How can we be sure that banks, insurance companies and investment firms are […]
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Lunch with Bill Birch AM – 20th June

  • Posted by admin
  • On April 20, 2018
Victoria’s young volcanoes   Volcanoes have been active in shaping Victoria’s geology for the past 600 million years. The youngest period of volcanic activity began around 5 million years ago and is concentrated in the western half of the State, with an extension into southeastern South Australia. Geologists refer to this region as the Newer […]
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Lunch with Richard Iron CMG OBE – 18 July

  • Posted by admin
  • On April 20, 2018
AFRICAN WARS We are now well used to war in the Middle East and South-West Asia. Despite the complexities of Islamist extremism, there has been much in-depth analysis and practical experience gained of conflict in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan; we think we largely understand it. Despite the focus on extremism and the Middle East, however, […]
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