Date: Sunday 8 October 2023
Time: 2–4pm
Location: Room E302, Forgan Smith Building, UQ St Lucia
Price: $10

For our next Sunday Series presentation, Con O’Brien (committee member, Queensland Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute) will reflect on the myths associated with sites in the classical world, and how these places and stories might be experienced by the Betty Fletcher Memorial Travelling Scholar.

This talk will be preceded by a celebration of the life of Mrs Betty Fletcher and the scholarships established at UQ in her name. Current Betty Fletcher scholar Josie Carroll-Walden and previous scholar Kyla Duffy will give an overview of their experiences and how they have impacted their careers so far.

Time: 1:45pm for 2–3:15pm, followed by afternoon tea

  • 2–2:30pm: Celebrating Betty Fletcher and scholar presentations
  • 2:30–3:15pm: Presentation from Con O'Brien
  • 3:15–4pm: Afternoon tea

Presenter: Con O’Brien

Since retiring as a school principal in 1998, Con O’Brien has told the stories of Greek Mythology to thousands of school children and community groups. Con presents yearly on classical mythology for the Queensland Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens and participates in the group’s annual presentation – now called the Con and Co Show. Con researches his stories thoroughly, using ancient sources and modern commentators.

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