Trendall Lecture

The Trendall Lecture was made possible through a bequest made by Professor A.D. (Dale) Trendall AC CMG FAHA (1909–95), a Foundation Fellow of the Academy. He envisaged the lecture series as ‘an annual lecture or lectures by a scholar on some theme associated with classical studies’.

Distinguished scholarship in the classics

The Trendall speaker alternates between an Australian and an international scholar who is selected, where possible, on the basis of their scholarly ties to Professor Trendall or to his research interests.

Dale Trendall, of course, in a lifetime of scholarly endeavour demonstrated only too brilliantly the historical, social, and artistic significance of Greek pottery.Michael Osborne, Trendall Lecture, 1997

The first Trendall Lecture was given by Professor Michael Osborne, then Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University, in 1997. Read the full text of Professor Osborne’s inaugural Trendall Lecture, titled The gadfly of Greek history (The infuriatingly opaque nature of inscriptions as sources for Greek history).

20th Trendall Lecture to be held January 2018

Associate Professor Anne Mackay of the University of Auckland and President of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies will be giving the 20 th Trendall Lecture on Tuesday 30 January 2018 in Brisbane  The Lecture is a free public event, coinciding with the Australasian Society for Classical Studies’ conference. Further details will be posted on our website shortly.

Eligibility & nominations

Nominations for the lecture will be sought from the Fellowship. Details of key selection criteria are released when the application process opens.