An absorbing new literary lecture: Men, Glorious Men – The Boys

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October 2019

If a group of boys were stranded on a desert island would they cooperate, pray and help each other, or would they turn feral?
Which scenario is more realistic? Which is the right view of masculinity and the wielding of male power?

Coral Island is now forgotten, Lord of the Flies is studied by millions of school children but has also been banned. Why?

What was it in The Coral Island that made Golding react so violently? And why is this best selling book barely read today?

How did Golding’s profession influence his Nobel prize-winning novel? And what is the Lord of the Flies?

Which well-known TV production company is named after something in Lord of the Flies?

“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”
― William Golding, Lord of the Flies

Explore these two intriguing novels and then decide for yourself whether we are really savages at heart.

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I am very excited about this year’s lecture series. Not only do I have a fun and intriguing topic, but I also have a brand new home! I can’t wait to welcome you all to The Australian Maritime Museum where I’ll be presenting this year’s talks.

Located in the Darling Harbour precinct of Sydney’s CBD, the Australian Maritime Museum is easy to get to by bus, light rail, or on foot. There is plenty of affordable parking close by and the vibrant Darling Harbour is just next door. It’s so easy to get to there, my transport flyer will show you how.

At this new and interesting venue, we’ll have a private, comfortable theatre, a delicious morning tea, and if you stay for lunch in the cafe after the talk, you’ll enjoy fabulous water views.

Men, Glorious Men: From Hamlet to James Bond – 2019 Literary Lecture Series

The Theatre, Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Getting There:
It’s so easy to get to there, my transport flyer will show you how.
Public Transport: Ferry, light rail and bus stops at the museum, or a 10-minute walk across Pyrmont Bridge from the CBD.
Parking: $15 at Harbourside Secure Parking or The Star. Simply validate your ticket at the reception desk.
More information here:
Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Choose from purchasing a 6-lecture package @ $200 (save $40). You must choose either the Friday or the Saturday package.
Or select individual lectures at $40 each.
Tickets will be sent by email unless an additional handling fee is included at checkout.
Please allow a few days after placing your order for your tickets to arrive.

Three days notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. With subscription tickets there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Contact us for details.

Ticket price includes lecture, a print handout and morning tea only.

General entry to the museum is not included.

Phone inquiries and bookings: 
(02) 9380 5894

Further information: 
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Image credits-
Laurence Olivier as Hamlet 1948, Two Cities Films adaptation.
Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, 1995 BBC TV adaptation.
Hugh Edwards as Piggy, Lord of The Flies, 1963 Criterion Collection adaptation.
Stephen Moore as George, Michal Palin as Harris, & Tim Curry as J, 1975 BBC adaptation,
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in Jeeves and Wooster, 1990 Granada Television adaptation,
Sean Connery as James Bond: 1962–1971, 1983