2017 Gandhi Oration

The UNSW Annual Remembrance Ceremony and Gandhi Oration commemorates India’s Martyrs Day, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination on 30 January 1948. The Gandhi Oration is delivered each year by a person whose life’s work exemplifies the ideals of Gandhi. The 2017 Gandhi Oration will be delivered by Dr Hugh Mackay AO on the topic of "The state of the nation starts in your street".

The Oration is preceded by a Remembrance Ceremony to be held on the Library Lawn. Guests are encouraged to attend both the Ceremony and the Oration.

Event is fully booked. Registration is closed.

Monday 30 January 2017

Remembrance Ceremony
Time: 5.00pm for 5.30pm start
Venue: Library Lawn, UNSW Kensington Campus (Campus map reference C21)

Gandhi Oration
To be delivered by Dr Hugh Mackay AO
Time: 6.00pm for 6.15pm start
Venue: The Sir John Clancy Auditorium (Campus map reference C24)

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Dr Hugh Mackay AO is a social researcher and author. His 17 books include the 2013 bestseller, The Good Life, and six novels. His latest book, Beyond Belief, explores the changing role of religion in Australia.

Dr Mackay has had a 60-year career in social research and was also a weekly newspaper columnist for over 25 years. He was one of the founders of The St James Ethics Centre and is currently a patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre and an honorary professor at Charles Sturt and Wollongong universities. Among other honorary appointments, he has been deputy chairman of the Australia Council, chairman of trustees of Sydney Grammar School, and the inaugural chairman of the ACT government’s Community Inclusion Board.

In recognition of his pioneering work in social research, Dr Mackay has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and awarded honorary doctorates by UNSW Australia as well as Charles Sturt, Macquarie, Western Sydney and Wollongong universities. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2015.

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