Thursday 23 August, 6pm for 6.30 pm: ProfessorMarilynLake in conversation. The speaker will be Professor Marilyn Lake, an historian from La Trobe University. ProfessorLake has written extensively on the role and place of war, and its remembrance, within the Australian psyche. The format for the evening will be the usual: there will be an introductory conversation with our guest, then the meal, and that is followed with a time of more general conversation. It should be all over by 8.15 pm. The arrangement with Di Mattina's is that guests will be able to choose either a $15 or $20 meal. There are no other charges for the evening. Please spread the news. Di Mattina's Restaurant:306 Lygon St, Carlton. Further information: Tel: 9347 7077 (ext 1); Mob 0407 778 509.