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Tuesday 6 December 2022
11am to 12pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
Free, bookings essential

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About the presenter

Dr Neville Rochow KC

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Friends of The State Library:
State Library Supports

Join the Friends of the State Library SA for an entertaining hour on a life in books and reading.

Dr Neville Rochow KC

Dr Neville Rochow KC has had a life in books and reading. Born in Sydney and growing up in Adelaide, he was educated at Adelaide University Law School and at Deakin University. From Adelaide he holds an Honours degree in law, a Masters in constitutional theory, and a doctorate in human rights and constitutional theory. He has a Masters in competition law from Deakin. For most of his professional life he has practised as a barrister in commercial law, taking Silk in 2008.  He has lived in Germany and Belgium. He speaks German fluently and French very poorly. He and his wife Penny read together across a wide variety of historical, philosophical, and political subjects. His interests include film; music; philosophy: law; politics; religion; and why Adelaide's architecture should be protected from adventurers posing as architects, developers, and builders. And he enjoys having his own home library.

Presented by The Friends of the State Library SA

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.

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