Morris Gleitzman talks at Mount Scopus

May 11, 2018 by Community Editor
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Renowned children’s author Morris Gleitzman spoke to Mount Scopus College Years 6 and 7 students as part of the Melbourne Jewish Book Week Schools’ Program.

Carly Leipnik, Sienna Lurie, Morris Gleitzman,Tobi Flinkier, Ari Kind and Nathan Slutzkin

 

He spoke about his Once series of bestselling books about the Holocaust experiences of children Felix and Zelda, and gave students an insight into the process he goes through in writing a book and the research involved.

Other speakers included, philosopher Damon Young, who spoke to Year 8 students and gave a humorous, but ultimately serious, view on the effects of constant distraction by our devices. He also suggested a number of ways to combat distractions which many students have already put into practice.

While Michael Brooks, British quantum physicist and science writer, captivated students and staff with topics including human consciousness, time, chimeras and DNA, ending most topics with the observation that “scientists really know very little about this”.

Rounding off the week, Judy Lipshutz spoke from the heart as she discussed her family memoir, Return to Sweetness: from Glorious Vienna to Bitter Years in Siberia during a literary lunch.

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