UMSS Q&A – the media’s fear of atheism

“Catherine Deveny is provocative, borderline insane, and above all a very, very fine writer” – Marieke Hardy

Catherine Deveny has been a regular columnist for The Age newspaper for the past 10 years, and was named in The Age Magazine’s top 100 most influential Melbournians. She is the author of six books, with her latest being ‘Free to a Good Home’ (2009), ‘It’s Not My Fault They Print Them’ (2007) and ‘Say When’ (2008). Catherine made a huge splash opening for the Global Atheist Convention, and she is currently performing a show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival titled “God is Bullshit: That’s the Good News“, which is playing until April 18th at Trades Hall.

Dr Leslie Cannold is an author, researcher and ethicist. She has worked for years at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, were she now holds an Honorary Fellowship, as well as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer position at Monash University. In 2005, Leslie was named as one of Australia’s top 20 public intellectuals. She is the resident ethicist for Channel 10’s The 7PM Project, and has appeared widely on TV, radio and print. She is the author of two award winning books, ‘The Abortion Myth’ (2001) and ‘What, No Baby?’ (2005). Leslie was a standout presenter at this years Global Atheist Convention, ruffling some features by preferring the term “agnostic.”

We’re delighted to announce that both Catherine and Leslie will be joining us for our next Q&A on Campus – the Secular Society’s weekly group discussion event!

Catherine Deveny & Leslie Cannold

“The media’s fear of atheism”
1 – 2PM
Tuesday 13th April
Theatre 1, Elizabeth Murdoch

RSVP and invite friends to attend via Facebook.


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