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Update: Melbourne Traditionalists Conference

Late last year we gave advance notice of the Melbourne Traditionalists Conference which will be held in October this year. It is just seven weeks away from the event and … Continue reading

12 September 2018 · 1 Comment

Melbourne Traditionalists Conference

We are happy to announce the Melbourne Traditionalists Conference, which is planed to be hosted next year, on 21 October 2018. The Conference is being organized through the Upon Hope blog and will … Continue reading

1 December 2017 · 1 Comment

The Free Mind: Festschrift for Prof. Barry Spurr

In Character and Culture (1940) Irving Babbitt wrote that “practicality pursued mechanically and one-sidedly may become a vice.”1 One might interpret this as a warning against the dangers of an … Continue reading

1 June 2016 · 3 Comments

Introduction and Welcome to the 2016 Symposium of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum

Though we inhabit an era marked by rapid scientific advance and technological proliferation, evidence of cultural decay and social rot dominates our experience of modern ‘civilisation’. While we are constantly … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 6 Comments

Announcing the British Australian Literary Award

“The Positive Heritage of British Culture in Australia” The British Australian Community – a kindred association based in Melbourne – has announced its yearly literary competition which is open to all … Continue reading

27 January 2016 · 1 Comment

Guest Video: “Reactionary Politics and what they Can, or Can’t, Teach us about the Future”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is Dr. Peter King’s address titled “Reactionary Politics and what they Can, or Can’t, Teach us about the Future” which was delivered to the Traditional Britain … Continue reading

23 January 2016 · 2 Comments

Guest Video: “How the Left Conquered the Right”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is Prof. Paul Gottfried’s address to the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society of 23-26 May 2011 at Bodrum Turkey, “How the Left … Continue reading

16 January 2016 · 2 Comments

Guest Video: “What is Cultural Marxism?”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by user “Thorium” who writes that “to understand the emergence of political correctness, social justice, modern feminism, etc., one must first understand the history … Continue reading

9 January 2016 · 2 Comments

Introduction and Welcome to the 2015 Symposium of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum

If indeed the major consequence of a near-universal liberal hegemony in the cultural sphere has seen politics displaced by economics, perhaps noone ought to be surprised at the endemic mediocrity of the Western … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · 1 Comment

Aristokratia Volume 3: Coming Soon

We have been informed that the third volume of Aristokratia journal (Manticore Press) has been sent to the printers and will shortly be available for purchase. Friends and members of … Continue reading

13 April 2015 · 1 Comment

Sixth Documentary Screening, Friday 8 August 2014

Last evening the Sydney Traditionalist Forum hosted the sixth screening in its documentary series at the University of Sydney. This was the first event in the series for 2014 and … Continue reading

9 August 2014 · Leave a comment

New Installments to Traditionalist Ebooklet

Some months ago SydneyTrads reported its acknowledgment by two popular conservative website in Melbourne, one of which was Mark Richardson’s OzConservative. We recommended that blog and the work of its … Continue reading

14 May 2014 · 2 Comments

Fifth Documentary Screening, Friday 9 August 2013

Last week, the Sydney traditionalists organised the fifth documentary screening for university students and young professionals who are active in the local conservative scene. The film was The Demographic Winter, which … Continue reading

16 August 2013 · Leave a comment

TFP Lecture: Is Beauty Really ‘In The Eye of The Beholder’?

Yesterday, members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum attended a lecture organised by the Tradition Family Property organisation on the topic of ‘Is beauty really “in the eye of the beholder”?’ … Continue reading

13 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Third Documentary Screening, Friday 8 March 2013

Last Friday, 8 March 2013, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum held its third documentary broadcast in its series of conservative educational films. This was the first function for this year organised … Continue reading

10 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Documentary Screening, Friday 19 October 2012

On 19 October 2012, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum held its second documentary screening at the University of Sydney. The evening’s function centred around Ben Stein’s film Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed, a … Continue reading

20 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Book Launch: Bob Katter MHR, “An Incredible Race of People”

On Friday, 22 June 2012, members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum attended North Sydney’s Stanton Library for the launch of Bob Katter’s brief history of Australia, An Incredible Race of People (Pier 9, … Continue reading

22 June 2012 · Leave a comment

Inaugural Meeting: Documentary Screening, Friday 8 June 2012

The Sydney Traditionalist Forum held its first public function on Friday 8 June 2012, at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales. The event was by invitation … Continue reading

8 June 2012 · Leave a comment

Mark Steyn speaks in Sydney, 29 February 2012

On the 29th of February, 2012, Canadian journalist and commentator Mark Steyn addressed a Sydney audience at the city Tattersalls Club. The event, jointly hosted by the Institute of Public Affairs … Continue reading

29 February 2012 · Leave a comment

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