First of all I’d like to invite all who are interested to the first function associated with the Ideas Festival. Tickets are going fast so book in now to see Jared Diamond who will be speaking at the Playhouse Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Brisbane.
Jared’s most recent book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, discusses how societies have managed to just crumble away, sometimes without warning, and shows how the lessons of history can surely repeat themselves on modern societies. A fantastic speaker, Diamond has given us the chance to explore similar issues in this one-off Ideas Lecture, and at $16.50 a ticket, this is a must see event. Book now because it’s going to sell out incredibly quickly. There are only 800 seats and as soon as this gets advertised it will go in a moment.
And on a much lighter note (as a result of today’s Ideas Festival Advisors’ Meeting), I’m wondering whether being called a “dangerous radical” by Phillip Adams is concerning or the highest form of compliment? Perhaps I shall just take it as a compliment and leave it at that. 🙂