The Festival of Questions

Sun 15 Oct

Melbourne Town Hall


Treat yourself to The Festival of Questions—a series of thoughtful, quick-witted and exhilarating discussions that will change how you see the world.

The Wheeler Centre brings some of the sharpest and funniest thinkers of today together across four sessions to wrestle with the big questions facing Australia, and the world.

Think: culture, class and climate; politics and punditry; philosophy and feminism. What are the issues that divide and unite us? Do terms like ‘right wing’ and ‘left wing’ still have any meaning? Is the world changing too fast, or not fast enough?

Join us for a day of storytelling, comedy, debate, discussion and possible disarray. Open your mind, and mind the whole world’s business.


Julian Burnside
Geraldine Doogue
Lauren Duca
Gareth Evans
Deborah Frances-White
Rebecca Huntley
Krissy Kneen
Anna Krien
Amy Mcquire
George Megalogenis
Shireen Morris
Shen Narayanasamy
Jordan Raskopoulos
Helen Razer
Jamila Rizvi
Geoffrey Robertson
Tim Wilson
Damon Young

Plus more to be announced

The Wheeler Centre

The Wheeler Centre is the world’s first dedicated centre for books, writing and ideas and Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on
every topic.

Across 230+ events each year and a unique collection of videos, podcasts and original writing, you’ll find some of our finest local and international writers and thinkers sharing their expertise, their imaginations and their ideas. For more information visit

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