Aquinas Memorial Lectures Collection

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The Aquinas Memorial Lectures date back to the 1940s. In March 1944, eleven years after the opening of the Aquinas Library, the inaugural Aquinas Lecture, entitled "Aquinas and Modern Practices of Interest Taking", was delivered by Mr John P. Kelly in the rooms of the Aquinas Library with the Chief Justice of Queensland, Sir William Webb, as Chairman. From then until 1950 an Aquinas Lecture was delivered each year. A new series of the Aquinas Memorial Lectures was established in 1979 by the Aquinas Library and continued by the Australian Catholic University McAuley Campus.

The lecture series was originally published by Aquinas Press in Brisbane, the Aquinas Library from 1979 and then continued by the Australian Catholic University, McCauley Campus.

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Open Access Research Data

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Open Access


The collection is physically located at Australian Catholic University, McAuley Campus, 1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo QLD 4014.


Australian Catholic University, Australian Catholic University Library, ACU, Lectures


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