An attentive audience for Prof Nobbs

Conversations in Greenwich

On the last Thursday of each month, from February to November, come and join in ‘An Evening’s Conversation’.

Enquiries: Steven & Veronica Pym – 9404 2235.

Our most recent conversation, on October 29, featured Professor Alanna Nobbs. In 1956, in her last year of primary school, Professor Nobbs began studying Latin. In 1961 she topped the Leaving Certificate, the first female in over 10 years to do so. In 1987, the Vice Chancellor of Macquarie University established the Society for the Study of Early Christianity. Alanna is its President. Her work sees her involved in 1st century archaeological digs, and in 21st century digitization of ancient documents. She has won the Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Teaching Award and the Macquarie University Award for engaging with the community at large.

Rev Pym with last month’s guest, Amber Hawkes

September’s guest was Amber Hawkes, the Chief Executive of IJM Australia. Prior to her current appointment, Amber worked with IJM (International Justice Mission) in Chennai as director of a legal team fighting cases of slavery.

The US State Department’s 10 Years of Fighting Modern Slavery stated ‘people are in situations of modern slavery in most countries’. This is true of Australia also.