Member Stories

Yvonne von Hartel AM “The Melbourne Forum offers a modern club experiencing new things in Melbourne.” 

Bruce Hartnett AM “…a journey that opens our eyes and opens our minds.”

Prof. Emeritus Andrea Hull AO “Melbourne Forum is an environment of respect.”

Dianne Jacobs “Yesterday’s interest group – non-fiction books – was indicative of how Melbourne Forum’s member led, member driven formats encourage divergent viewpoints, considered perspectives and learning by listening to others. Each person was able to engage in respectful conversation and we all benefited.” 

Dr Sheila Nguyen “We seek betterment for knowledge acquisition and a better sense of civic leadership.”

Dr Michael Liffman “Underlying this interest group was a hope that participants would come with open minds, to ask important questions, to challenge their own assumptions, understand the interplay of certain and uncertain beliefs, to learn from ideas, listen to the facts, and even change their mind.”

Jed Macartney OAM: “I initially joined because I liked its origins and the format of the events. The origins are still valid, the events are better and I have met many wonderful people who have been guest speakers and many more who are members.”

With varied formats (in-person or virtual; conversation leader or members engaging with each other; learning from experts or exchanging ideas in interest groups) there are multiple ways to participate.