Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Redmond Barry Lecture

Given by leading cultural figures, the annual Redmond Barry Lecture covers ideas and issues relevant to the prevailing and emerging cultural climate.

Sir Redmond Barry was instrumental in founding the Library and served as president and chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1856 until his death in 1880. In recognition of this, the Redmond Barry Lecture is a central part of the Library's Foundation Day celebrations.

You can listen to a selection of past Redmond Barry lectures below.

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