The Henry Carmichael LectureSydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA)

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The Henry Carmichael Lecture

Join us for champagne and light refreshments to celebrate the renaming and refurbishment of the Henry Carmichael Theatre, ahead of an informative lecture by Dr Lesley Scanlon.

Rev. Henry Carmichael – Guiding Spirit of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Educational Progressive, Social Reformer & Winegrower.

Join us for champagne and light refreshments to celebrate the renaming and refurbishment of SMSA’s Henry Carmichael Theatre, ahead of an informative lecture by Dr Lesley Scanlon.

The lecture will explore Henry Carmichael’s often controversial lifelong commitment to progressive education in the early settler society of NSW. Carmichael is recognised as the founder of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, its guiding spirit, first Vice President and frequent lecturer. He was an indefatigable campaigner for the establishment of a secular, national education system and established the first teacher training institution. He also advocated a fully credentialed system of technical education. At the same time Carmichael was a successful winegrower at his Porphyry Estate in the Hunter Valley.

Event date

Event Details

Address:
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW

This event will be held in person at our newly renovated Henry Carmichael Theatre (formerly known as the Mitchell Theatre), Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.
Registration to attend this event is essential due to limited capacity.

Times:

5pm - 7.30pm

Entry fees:
Free
Booking:
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-henry-carmichael-lecture-registration-147471456095
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Website:
smsa.org.au
Onsite facilities:
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