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Cordner Oration AFL Preliminary Finals Breakfast 2020

A Word from The Outer!
Geoffrey Blainey

The discussion of the special role of the spectator in Australian Rules. Presented by Geoffrey Blainey (bio below).

Please join us for Trinity College's annual Cordner Oration Breakfast to celebrate the AFL finals – albeit in a slightly different format this year. This year’s event will take place over Zoom and it’s BYO breakfast … but all the same fun!


Date: Friday 9 October, 2020

Time: 9.00- 10.15am

Location: Online via Zoom - link to be sent the week of the event

Tickets: $12 per person

Bookings: Register here

RSVP: Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Enquiries: or 03 9348 7527


Professor Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia’s most prolific and popular historians. He has written more than 40 books, including The Tyranny of Distance, Triumph of the Nomads and international bestseller A Short History of the World. Geoffrey has served the federal government as chairman of the Commonwealth Literary Fund, the Australia Council for the Arts, the National Council for the Centenary of Federation, and the Australia–China Council.

The event is named in honour of the Cordners, the footballing family of distinction, whose association with Trinity College and the University of Melbourne has been unbroken since 1903.


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