The Joan Saxton Lecture Lunch, established in 1970, is held at The Gables on the last Tuesday of the month. We have an entertaining lecture by renowned speakers that have included the Honorable Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC, Ms Annette Allison and Mr John-Michael Howson OAM, to name just a few.
Joan Saxton started and operated Melbourne’s first speaker’s agency in 1970. The agency was hugely successful and continues today. After selling the agency, Joan retained the Joan Saxton Lecture Lunch Club and it still operates today.
Lunch is two courses with coffee, chocolates and wine, all served in our grand ballroom, which features an exquisite leadlight window. Guests are encouraged to make up a table of any number or join with others in a welcoming social atmosphere.
Off-street parking is available. Arrival time is 11.30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. sit down. Lunch is served, followed by the lecture and question time. The price is $55 per person.
Bookings are essential
We cater for all dietary requirements (please mention your requirements when booking). Off-street parking and disabled access are available.
Date: Tuesday 31st October, 2017
Title “Everyone deserves to be included”
Guest Speaker: Jenna Fivelman
Jenna believes that inclusion is a human right, a belief actualised through Flying Fox, a non-profit that Jenna founded in 2014, at age 21, that aims to provide fun and life-changing opportunities for young people with a disability. This work is combined with a passion for Architecture and Design. Jenna is completing her Masters in Architecture while she also works professionally as an Access Consultant, shaping the way the built environment caters to the needs of all people. Jenna will share her story and passion for inclusion of people with a disability, both in a social setting as well as in the built environment.