Em. Prof. Robert Clancy AM FRSN: The Freedom to Use Your Own Intelligence

The Freedom to Use Your Own Intelligence: The Enlightenment & the Growth of the Australian Nation

Join Em. Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSN as he explores how the ideals and philosophies of the Enlightenment movement affected the development of Australia’s self-identity and nationhood.

This is the second lecture of The Enlightenment Series, a program of talks co-hosted by the SMSA and the Royal Society of NSW.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK or call (02) 9262 7300
NB: Bookings will close at Midnight, Sunday, 5 November, however tickets will be available at the door (Cash Only).


Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts


6.00pm for 6:30pm
Light refreshments will be served before each lecture


$15 – SMSA & Royal Society Members/Fellows
$20 – non-members and friends – all are welcome

Image Credits:

A colour botanical engraving showing ” Embossed and pencil text in the bottom left corner of the print reads “BANKS’ FLORILEGIUM / PLATE No 741 EDITION No 5/100”. Used with kind permission of the National Museum Australia 2007.0030.0414.001

Detail from the Frontispiece of Diderot’s Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, 1772

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