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Lunch with Richard Iron CMG OBE, Wednesday 16th October

  • Posted by Fabrice Boucherat
  • On September 25, 2019
The Grand Strategy of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq The 2003 invasion of Iraq is probably the greatest strategic mistake, so far, of the 21st Century. It has destabilised the entire Middle East by exacerbating the Shia-Sunni divide, strengthening Sunni Islamist radicalism, spawning ISIS and encouraging the growth of proxy conflicts in Syria, Yemen and […]
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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 2019

  • Posted by admin
  • On December 15, 2018
This post will be kept up to date with the series of events the Society is holding in 2019. The following are confirmed to date. Wednesday June 19th Dr Irene Gallego Romano on Evolution, at the Savage Club Wednesday June 26th, Oxbridge/Ivy League Drinks at the Sofitel’s Atrium Bar, 6 to 8 pm Wednesday July […]
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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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