The 3rd Sunday of each month
4–6pm Sydney time (UTC+11)
(All lectures in Esperanto)
The program will recommence on 21 February 2021. Future topics are yet to be announced.
If you would like to attend, or to present something yourself, please write to:
(All lectures in Esperanto)
20 December 2020
ACM: Afrika Centro Mondcivitana (African World-Citizen Centre) – François HOUNSOUNOU (Benin). ACM Benin is a non-government non-profit organisation. It has a double role: education and Esperanto. François clarified its role. [Note: Unfortunately, the sound quality of the original lecture was too low, due to a bad internet connection, so this is a new recording.]
The Communication Mask Initiative – Rainer Kurz (Germany). Rainer founded the initiative communicationMask.org. The non-profit team is developing see-through masks against COVID-19 so that we can soon start normal life again without endangering others.
15 November 2020
Eldonejo Lorenz: 45 years promoting spiritism and Esperanto – Alvaro Motta (Brazil)
The Filipino language: an identity crisis? A curious product of colonial memory – Albert Stalin Garrido (Philippines)
The Filipino language, officially the national language of the Philippines, has a curious element: it is a confusing mix of several languages, local and foreign. How does that affect its speakers? Can you understand a few sentences? Take a look at the curious language policy in the Philippines, itself a trace of centuries of colonial roots.
18 October 2020
MAS (Monda Asembleo Socia = World Social Assembly) – Through pictures, Eddy Raats (Belgium) explained the constitution of MAS, then talked about MAS publications and showed the covers of some new publications. Finally, he presented some of his works and talked about his current project.
KER exams – Szabolcs SZILVA (Hungary/Poland) explained the meaning of KER exams and led a number of interactive tasks with the participants. He also presented his new book, Pri Kio Temas. (Note: Szabolcs SZILVA does not officially represent the KER team.)
20 September 2020
My life as an Esperantist – Famous Esperantist Carl Minnaja explored his very diverse life as an Esperantist and also alluded to a few non-Esperantist parts.
Asocio de Verduloj Esperantistaj (AVE) – Manfred Westermayer from Germany presented the history, evolution, aims, achievements and current situation of AVE, the Association of Green Esperantists.
Information about AVE (in Esperanto)
16 August 2020
Historic pandemics and their aftermath – Trevor Steele (Australia)
Kenwood House: an historic mansion in north London – Anna Löwenstein (UK). Anna is a volunteer (in happier times) at Kenwood House in north London. This beautiful mansion is now full of outstanding artwork from the 17th to 19th centuries. Anna showed some of the most important paintings, and told us some unexpected facts about the people who lived there 250 years ago.
19 July 2020
Monato – 40 years: the history of the world-famous Esperanto magazine – Paŭl Peeraerts (Belgium), chief editor of Monato
The main sociological reasons for and effects of COVID-19, and how Hungary has succeeded in dealing with the epidemic – Dr Márkus Gábor (Hungary), economist and author
Future dates and topics
(To be announced)