Victorian Fabians Annual Dinner 2022: Barry Jones

Victorian Fabians Annual Dinner 2022: Barry Jones

Thursday - 20 October, 2022 - 06:00 PM

William Angliss Restaurant - Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian Fabians Annual Dinner fundraiser returns once again! Don't miss the biggest event of our annual calendar!


A Fabian’s tribute to Barry Jones AC, polymath, writer, teacher, lawyer, social activist, former ALP Minister and respected ALP elder. He became a household name as national quiz champion in the 1960’s and is recognised today by the National Trust as one of Australia’s living treasures.

Join us for a convivial dinner with fellow Fabians and to listen to Barry hold forth on the “Being honest with ourselves”, his reflections on what he sees as the pressing issues of our time. As well as talking about equality, a key Fabians principle, Barry will present his ideas on Australia's anachronistic Constitution, the dilemma of pursuing 'the vehicle or the destination' and the challenge of complexity - and getting out of Plato's Cave.


This year you will have a choice of attending the dinner in person, or hearing the speaker via Zoom (speaker's address only).

Cost: $70 members / $85 for non-members / $100 to support the Australian Fabians with a Solidarity Ticket

Zoom Attendance: Flat rate: $10

Tickets need to be booked by Saturday 15th October.

Book your dinner tickets via Trybooking here. If you are not yet a Fabians member, why not take the opportunity to join ($15 first year special for new members).

Guests arrive from 6.00pm, canapés from 6.30pm, two-course meal beginning 7.00pm. Speaker to be introduced 8:00pm.

COVID Restrictions:

William Angliss follows Covid rules mandated by the government. There are currently no COVID restrictions in place for this event.


Cost: As this is our annual fundraiser, we are charging a minimal ticket price for our Zoom attendees of $10.

Note that, since this is a live event, it will be a Zoom livestream of the speaker's address only. Book your Zoom tickets via Trybooking here.

To Join Via Zoom:

Zoom ticket purchasers will automatically be sent an email with the link to the zoom meeting. If you make bookings on behalf of others please take care to forward the zoom link on to those people.

Zoom Help: The Zoom website has a help centre video and instructions on how to join a meeting at this link.


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