A concise history of the lunchtime Forum at the University of Queensland in the 1960s & 1970s illustrated with photographs. The story is rounded out by a series of personal recollections by those who were there....

Click to read the article and see the photographs (1.87MB)

Video of the Forum in action (click screen to play and click again to pause or stop).....

Dan O'Neill speaking at the UQ Forum in 1977 as part of the Right To March civil liberties campaign. (Video by Bruce Dickson.)

Another example of the Forum in action. The following article describes how the unfolding events during the "Erotica Happening" event on campus triggered debate in the Forum which resulted in immediate action being taken. A delegation was sent to confront the acting Acting Vice-Chancellor (Teakle) about photographic surveillance of students during the "Erotica Happening" event.

The "Erotica Happening" 1969 (33KB)