For those who experienced the dramatic years of the First World War, and its aftermath, life would never be the same. At the recently established University of Queensland, a talented group of students emerged including Eric Partridge, Jack Lindsay, PR Stephenson, and Robert Hall who would make their mark in the world of literature, publishing, and economics. This talk examines the lives, friendships, and connections of this extraordinary cohort.


John Arnold

John Arnold has worked as a librarian, bookseller and academic. He has had a long interest in the history of the book in Australia and Australian expatriate publishing in England. He is the author of The Fanfrolico Press: fauns, satyrs and fine books (2009), co-editor of A National Culture in a colonised market, a history of the book in Australia, 1891-1945 (2001), and co-editor of the multi-volume Bibliography of Australian Literature, 1788-2000 (2001-2011). He is currently working on a history and bibliography of the Scholartis Press, founded by the noted lexicographer and University of Queensland graduate, Eric Partridge. His account of Partridge's time at UQ appears in the latest issue of Fryer Folios.



5.30pm Complimentary refreshments served on the St. John's College Chapel lawn.

6.00pm Lecture commences.

7.00pm Lecture concludes.

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