Book Club: Group 2 – HPP

2017-11-22 17:00 - 2017-11-22 18:30
Tin Alley, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia Tin Alley, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia

Group Information

  • Biographies (including autobiography and memoir) features the lives of artists, musicians, scientists, politicians, reformers, travellers and literary figures.
  • HPP is more analytical, and books will draw on: history, politics & society; philosophy & religion.
  • Which one should I choose? Flexibility between genres and times allows for ‘double-dipping’ that is, for any ravenous readers wanting to attend both groups. Both book discussions will last approximately one hour. Participants are welcome to stay on after this continue discussing, to enjoy a coffee, wine or a meal. Lunch is available from 12 noon and bar snacks from 4:30pm.   
  • Updated: Book Club Reading List 2017

Facilitator

Both groups will be facilitated voluntarily by Jacky Angus, staff member of The University since 1999, most recently at the Office for Research Ethics & Integrity; retired February 2015.

22 November – Group 2 HPP

Axworthy Michael (2009)   Iran: Empire of the Mind: A History from Zoroaster to the Present Day. Publisher: Penguin Books.  Available at: https://www.bookdepository.com/Iran–Empire-of-the-Mind/9780141036298

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    Contact for more information:

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jennifer Henry, Biographies Convener (bookclub@unihouse.org.au)

     

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jacky Angus, HPP Convener (jsa17@bigpond.com)

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    Contact for more information:

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jacky Angus, HPP Convener (jsa17@bigpond.com)

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    Contact for more information:

    Jennifer Henry, Biographies Convener (bookclub@unihouse.org.au)

     

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jennifer Henry, Biographies Convener (bookclub@unihouse.org.au)

     

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    Contact for more information:

    Jacky Angus, HPP Convener (jsa17@bigpond.com)

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jennifer Henry, Biographies Convener (bookclub@unihouse.org.au)

     

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    Contact for more information:

    Jacky Angus, HPP Convener (jsa17@bigpond.com)

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jacky Angus, HPP Convener (jsa17@bigpond.com)

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jennifer Henry, Biographies Convener (bookclub@unihouse.org.au)

     

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    N.B. The group meet for drinks 4.30pm and discussion begins promptly at 5.00pm, ends: 6.15 pm.

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jacky Angus, HPP Convener (jsa17@bigpond.com)

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    N.B. The group meet from 12.30pm - 2.00pm.

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jennifer Henry, Biographies Convener (bookclub@unihouse.org.au)

     

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    N.B. The group meet for drinks 4.30pm and discussion begins promptly at 5.00pm, ends: 6.15 pm.

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jacky Angus, HPP Convener (jsa17@bigpond.com)

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    N.B. The group meet from 12.30pm - 2.00pm.

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jennifer Henry, Biographies Convener (bookclub@unihouse.org.au)

     

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    N.B. The group meet for drinks 4.30pm and discussion begins promptly at 5.00pm, ends: 6.15 pm.

    This months book

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jacky Angus, HPP Convener (jsa17@bigpond.com)

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    N.B. The group meet from 12.30pm - 2.00pm.

    This months book

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jennifer Henry, Biographies Convener (bookclub@unihouse.org.au)

     

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    UH Book Club History, Politics and Philosophy Group. 

    N.B. The group meet for drinks 4.30pm and discussion begins promptly at 5.00pm, ends: 6.15 pm.

    This months book

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    For a summary of each book, see https://www.bookdepository.com/

    Contact for more information:

    Jacky Angus, HPP Convener (jsa17@bigpond.com)