The Melbourne Athenaeum Library will be closed on Friday September 29 for the Grand Final Parade public holiday.
The library will be open regular hours on Saturday September 30.

Events Calendar

Marcus Clarke Lecture: Graeme Davison
Friday 20 October 2017, 06:00pm - 07:00pm

Our annual Marcus Clarke Lecture was launched in 2015 as part of the library's 175th birthday celebrations. The lectures are designed to generate conversations and were named after Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke, who made a vibrant contribution to the activities of the Athenaeum.  This year onne of Australian's best known historians, Graeme Davison, will explore City Dreamers, the mixed legacy of the suburban dream, when he delivers the Melbourne Athenaeum Library's 2017 Marcus Clarke Lecture on October 20.

The lecture is free but bookings are essential and may be made by phoning 9650 3100 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.