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Forthcoming visit of Professor Norman Davies. Save the date.

I am delighted to announce that AIPA’s next guest will be the distinguished historian Professor Norman Davies, author of many critically acclaimed books including God’s Playground. A History of Poland (OUP, 1981), Europe: A History (OUP, 1996), Europe at War 1939-1945: No Simple Victory (Macmillan, 2006), Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe (Allen Lane, 2011).

Professor Davies is scheduled to visit Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne where he will be giving public and academic lectures. He is an excellent speaker and writer.

The anticipated dates of Professor Davies’s lectures are currently as follows:


Thu 27 March – University of Western Sydney UWS –Open Forum

Fri 28 March – public lecture UNSW “East is Beast, West is Best”

Saturday 29 March – meeting at the Polish Consulate. Lecture:  “Poland – Gods Playground or the Lucky Country”.


Tue 1 April – public lecture at the ANU: ‘Ukraine – Between the EU and Russia’   Davies at ANU

Wed 2 April – 11 am meeting in the Embassy ‘Poland – God’s Playground or the Lucky Country?’  (30 minutes lecture followed by 30 minutes discussion and drinks.)

Thu 3 April – Film screening (Out of the Ashes) and a brief comment by Professor Norman Davies. Refreshments will be served. (Time tba)


Sat 5 April – 4.00pm public lecture and meeting at Armagh, 226 Kooyong Road, Toorak. Topic: “East is Beast, West is best”

Mon 7 April – 6.00 pm, public lecture at Monash EU Centre “Ukraine – Between the EU and Russia”

Flyer advertising events in all states will be sent to AIPA members closer to the date.

Details will also be published on our websites:


AIPA local representatives will advertise the lectures in Sydney and Canberra.

Alexandra Dunwill

Secretary, Australian institute of Polish Affairs

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