Iconic Australian/British brainbox Geoffrey Robertson is making his way Down Under in 2021 and Newcastle will be the first stop on the itinerary.
Known and respected globally for his work as a human rights barrister, academic, author and one of the sharpest minds on the planet, Geoffrey will return to his country of origin in 2021, regaling the nation with provocative, insightful and witty musings on what is currently happening in and to the world.
You can expect an evening of thought and analysis (something which some would argue is sorely lacking in modern political and sociological discourse) as Geoffrey discusses some of the landmark issues that are currently helping to shape the modern world including Brexit and Trump in a post-truth era and calls for Australia’s constitutional regeneration after the bushfires.
He will aslo explain what is really happening to the royal family and to Julian Assange, how fake news distorts democracy and how to stop the rich from inheriting the world.
The show will also provide insight into Geoffrey’s life and work, covering some of his most famous cases and his current crusade to restore cultural property to the people – including indigenous Australians from whom it has been stolen.
Born in Sydney, Geoffrey headed to England after being awarded a Rhodes scholarship. He went on to found Doughty Street Chambers which has become the largest human rights legal practice in Europe.
Among his myriad accomplishments, Geoffrey was involved in the prosecution of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and in the defence of the likes of Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson, and Julian Assange
Australians of a certain age will also be familiar with Geoffrey thanks to his brilliant ABC TV show Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals.
Catch Geoffrey Robertson at the Civic Theatre Newcastle on Thursday 20 May 2021. Get your tickets here.