It’s La Trobe University’s 50th anniversary this year and we’re celebrating in style with a range of programs and events throughout 2017. We kick off the anniversary celebrations with the La Trobe Lawn Lunch on our renowned campus grounds in Bundoora on Sunday 5 March for a sensational afternoon program that champions the University’s history and cultural diversity through author conversations, film, music, drinks produced by our alumni and food from our social enterprise catering partners.

Sunday 5 March 2017
12pm – 5pm
Academic Lawn, La Trobe University, Bundoora

$20 General admission
$10 Concession

Ticket includes food supplied by La Trobe University’s social enterprise partners

  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  • Lentil As Anything
  • Free to Feed
  • Friends of Refugees
  • Tamil Feasts
  • Charcoal Lane
  • Sorghum Sisters
  • Open Table
  • Cultural Catering

Beverage suppliers (wine and beer) – one glass of beer, wine or soft drink included in your ticket

  • MoFro Wines
  • Vinea Marson
  • Panton Hill Winery
  • Otway Estate
  • Moon Dog Brewing
  • Napoleone Brewers
  • Valhalla Brewing
  • Castlemaine Brewing

Live music 

  • Xylouris White
  • The Harpoons
  • This is Your Captain Speaking
  • The Astruds

Film screenings  

  • Beginnings
  • Yakkety Yak
  • Mexico ’75
  • Plus historical shorts from the La Trobe archives

Speaker’s Corner  

  • Book launch: From the paddock to the Agora – Fifty years of La Trobe University including  ABC Radio National’s Fran Kelly talking with Clare Wright, Dennis Altman and Penny Davies
  • An In Conversation series with La Trobe people past and present, including renowned film maker Rod Bishop
  • 3 Minute Thesis summaries