Speaking and Media

I am delighted with the interest in The Memory Code, Memory Craft and Songlines: the power and promise. I am invited to do lots of talks and workshops, but unfortunately can accept only a few due to academic research and writing commitments. I work to the Australian Society of Authors rates of pay.

Public events and media include:


April 29, ABC Breakfast, 7:30 AMMemory methods.

May 1, Phoenix College, Ballarat. VCE Psychology and Songlines.

May 10, Yarra Library Carlton, 6:30 PM The Memory Code, Memory Craft and Songlines.

June 22, NITV and CH10, and SBS On Demand, The First Inventors TV series. My segment on memory methods and songlines is in Episode 2. SBS On DemandReview

August (date to be confirmed), ABC TV Catalyst on Sound, host Ann James: Songlines with Margo Neale. 

August 15, Newstead Landcare, Newstead Hall. Spiders: learning to love them.

November 15, Balwyn Library in conversation, 6:30 PM. The Memory Code.

November 16, Nunawading Library, 6:30 PM. Spiders: learning to love them.

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January 17, ABC Melbourne, Mornings with Sammy J, Memory Tips. You can listen here.

January 17, ABC Perth, Afternoons with Christine Layton, Memory Tips.

January 27, Bendigo Advertiser, Castlemaine’s Lynne Kelly receives national honour for keeping students curious in recognition of my appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia. It is behind a paywall , but can be found here.

February 1, Castlemaine Mail, Dr Kelly named Order of Aus member. Article about my appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia can be found here.

February 4, Castlemaine U3A morning tea, Memory and Ageing.

February 8, Nelson Dellis, interview by US Memory Champion, Memory Craft.

March 8, University of Melbourne  Cultural Astronomy group. Indigenous memory systems, plus lukasa workshop.

March 30, American Association of Biological Anthropologists conference, Denver. Press release from Western Illinois University includes a link to the academic powerpoint and poster, as presented by Andrea Alveshere. I attended the presentation virtually.
ANDREA J ALVESHERE, KELLY LYNNE, RICCARDI VINCENTM. Art, Orality, and Migration: The roles of NF1, mnemonics, and somatic adaptation in the hominin biocultural toolkit AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. WILEY. 177: 3-3. 01 Apr 2022 (Conference Paper)

June 26, Darwin, filming for TV series, The First Inventors, the method of loci and songlines. Link above, 22 June 2023.

August 23, ABC – David Astle Evenings, Memory Competitions.

August 24, 3 x ISV (Independent Schools Victoria) workshops for teacher training, Indigenous memory systems, Making a lukasa memory board and Using narrative scrolls to explore sand talk.

September 1, VCAA Webinar – Indigenous memory systems and VCE Psychology, live and permanent training video.

September 11, ABC Digital Media interview, presented by Andrea Gibbs. Memory over time.

September 27, 3CR Radical Radio, with Margo Neale, Songlines – Encoding Indigenous Traditional Knowledge. Can be heard here.

September 28, ABC – David Astle Evenings, Improving your memory.

October 26, Bellarine Landcare Group. Natural history, memory and indigenous knowledges, now posted on YouTube.

November 9, University of Melbourne Engineering, seminar on Indigenous knowledge systems and lukasa workshop.

November 16, Mystai podcast with Chris Cogger, Indigenous Memory Systems & How to train the Mind Palace. 

November 18, ABC WA regional, Afternoons with Andrew Collins. Memory Methods.

November 19, Pacific Palms Writers Festival: Songlines and The Memory Code. Panel with Margo Neale.

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January 19, Ordinary Time blog review, Memory Palaces and the Periodic table.

January 22, Financial Review, How you can benefit from thinking like an Indigenous Aussie, co-authored with Margo Neale. 

February 3, Teacher inservice, Ashfield Public School.

February 17, Aboriginal Art Directory review: Songspirals Twist Around Songlines by Jeremy Eccles.

February 23, Indigenous Memory Systems, Kangan Bendigo TAFE.

March 2, Candlebark School, Memory Boards / Lukasa workshop.

March 8-9, University of Melbourne Cultural Astronomy course. Lecture on Indigenous Memory Systems, followed by Memory Boards / Lukasa workshops.

March 2021, The Music Trust review of Songlines: the power and promise.  Read the review here.

March 22, Archive Fever podcast with Claire Wright and Yves Rees. Prerecord with Margo Neale, Songlines: the power and promise.

March 26, ABC Triple J, Breakfast with Stacy Gougoulis (prerecord), Memory and how to use it.

March 29, Moudlouth review, Songlines: the power and promise. Review is here.

April 19, Ballarat Steiner School. Teacher inservice: Indigenous Memory Systems and Memory Boards / Lukasa workshop.

April 23, La Trobe University Rural Health School , Beers and Chat: Indigenous Memory Systems.

May 6, Bendigo Writers Festival, Kangaroo Flat Library. With Margo Neale and host Jenny Mitchell, What the Songlines Remember. Details here.

May 8, Bendigo Writers Festival. With Margo Neale and host Diane Dempsey, The Songlines Code. A portion of the talk can be viewed here.

 June 4, Castlemaine U3A. Indigenous Memory Systems.

June 22, ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler,  Becoming a memory champion. Listen here.

23 August, The Other Others podcast with Tyson Yunkaporta.  Psycho-technologies of Memory. Listen here.

2021 Galah magazine. Lynne Kelly: The Power and Beauty of Songlines – my perspective using an edited extract from Songlines: the power and promise.

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Publication of the North American Edition of Memory Craft by Pegasus Books.

January 2020, Article in 24Seven Magazine. Maximizing Your Memory. PDF avialable here.

Friday 10 January, Inspire Nation with Michael Sadler, Memory Craftpodcast and video.

Wednesday 15 January, The Medical Mnemonist podcast, Memory Palace Techniques with Lynne Kelly.

February 2020, Australian Teacher Magazine, Memory Arts Crucial for Knowledge Retention, page 40. Interview by Margaret Paton. (Login required). Also in EducationHQ, March 2020. Again, login required.

Thursday 6 February, Scan online peer-reviewed Journal for Educators, NSW Government. Enhancing memory for learning: Teachers’ journeys of implementing memory strategies in their classrooms (reference to my research and involvement). Dr Richard Johnson, Dr Sam Ginsberg and Dr Naomi Wilks-Smith.

March, Bare Essentials Magazine, Issue 48. Interview re Memory Craft. pp. 136-157. Read the magazine here.

Friday 17 April, recording for Rethinking Memory, video podcast with Florian Wurm, which is now on YouTube and can be seen here: Part 1 and  Part 2. Recorded in Austria and notes on YouTube in German. The interview is in English.

Saturday 20 June, live podcast with the Fortean Society, London. Memory Craft. YouTube version to come.

Monday 3 August, Monster Talk video podcast live. YouTube recording here.

Thursday 6 August, The Medical Mnemonist Podcast, 43 Memory Palace Techniques with Lynne Kelly. Can be seen here.

Tuesday 10 November, Late Night Live with Phillip Adams and co-author, Margo Neale. Songlines: the power and promise. Listen here.

Thursday 19 November, Moreland City Libraries, Improve your memory using Indigenous methods. 6.30 pm, Facebook Live. Link to come.

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Thursday 30 May. ABC News Breakfast, interview with Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland. Memory Craft. 8:10 AM. ABC TV TV channel 24.

Monday 3 June, ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler, Memory Craft. 11 AM ABC Radio and podcast.

Tuesday 4 June, Memory Whisperer Writes Again.  Midland Express.

Tuesday 4 June, Studio 10 TV interview. Memory Craft. 9:20 AM, Channel 10. Available for a limited time.

Tuesday 4 June, Sydney Launch of Memory Craft by singer, Jacqueline Dark. Better Read Than Dead bookshop, Newtown. 6:30 PM. Details and bookings: https://www.betterreadevents.com/events/lynne-kelly-on-memory-craft.

Tuesday 4 June, Myths, Megaliths, Music, and Memory, article by Dale Daykin for Do The Darn Research.

Wednesday 5 June, Good Morning Country. Memory Craft. Pre-recorded interview.

Tuesday 11 June. Interview for Education Today magazine. Memory Craft. Details to follow.

Tuesday 11 June. Radio 4RO Afternoons with Laurie Atlas. Memory Craft. 2:15 PM.

Thursday 13 June, Launch of Memory Craft by Dr Duane Hamacher. Castlemaine Library.  Bookings essential: https://goldfieldslibraries.com/event-list/61841443422/

Friday 14 June, ABC Central Coast Breakfast with Scott Levi & Dr John Irvine. Memory Craft. 8:30 AM.

Monday 17 June, Victorian Skeptics, Crafting your Memory: is it relevant in the age of Google? Location: Dan O’Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street Carlton. 8:00 PM. Open to all. https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/events/

Tuesday 18 June, Interview with New Idea. Details to follow.

Tuesday 18 June, review in The Senior. Memories are made like this.

Wednesday 19 June, 6PR Perth Tonight with Chris Ilsley. Memory Craft. You can listen here.

Thursday 20 June, Review in Canberra Weekly.

Tuesday 2 July, Mindscape with Sean Carroll. Memory Palaces, ancient and modern. Prerecord. Now available on the Mindscape website.

Thursday 11 July. Radio Adelaide – The Wire with Annie Hastwell. Memory Craft. 1:30 PM Adelaide time. (2:00 PM Melbourne time). Portion available here.

Wednesday 17 July, Central Victorian Atheists and Freethinkers. Crafting your Memory: is it relevant in the age of Google?  Victoria Hotel, Woodend. Dinner from 6:00, with the talk & discussion from 7:30 to 9:00 PM .

Tuesday 30 July, Bendigo Advertiser: Castlemaine author Lynne Kelly wants to help you train your brain.

Wednesday 31 July: The Thesis Whisperer: Keep the quirky bits! Turning your PhD into a bestselling book.

Friday 2 August, ABC News: Improving your memory using ancient indigenous techniques.

Monday 5 August, Bendigo Philosophical Society. The place of knowledge in modernity. Details here.

Thursday 6 August, Vermont South Library: Memory CraftPavey Place
Vermont South. Details and booking here.

Friday 7 August. Magnetic Memory Podcast with Anthony Metivier. Memory Craft.

Friday 9 August, Bendigo Writers Festival Schools sessions: The Craft of Memory. Primary: 9:45 AM; Secondary 12:30 AM.

Saturday 10 August, Bendigo Writers’ Festival: Better Memory. 10 AM in conversation with Ann Lansberry. La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo. Details here.

Wednesday 14 August, Melbourne University National Science Week: Stories from the cosmos. National Science Week event. 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Now available on YouTube here.

Tuesday 20 August, Lyceum Club Melbourne, Memory Craft. 10 AM.

“Indianenverhalen” by Dutch journalist Richard de Boer, Quest Historie 03/2019, pp 84-87. This is in Dutch so I cannot read it. But I really enjoyed talking to Richard about The Memory Code which features heavily in the article. https://historie.quest.nl/quest-historie-032019

Thursday 5 September, CAAMA, with Paul Wiles, Memory Craft, radio interview. Pre-record. Details to follow.

Thursday 19 September, School News. Five Memory Tips for the Classroom.

Sunday 29 September, Kirkus Review, Memory Craft.

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 October, Stories of Influence. Lake Tyers. Bookings and details here.

Saturday 2 November, Magnetic Memory Podcast with Anthony Metivier. Memory Craft. Podcast and video here.

Wednesday 13 November. Evenings with David Astle. Talk about Memory Craft and the Word for Word Writers Festival. ABC 774, 9:05 PM.

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 November, Word For Word National Non-fiction Festival, Keynote address: Memory Craft. Word for Word website. Details to follow.

Tuesday 19 November, Glen Eira Libraries. Author talk: The Memory Code and Memory Craft. Bookings here.

Thursday 21 November, Bendigo Library. Memory: stories and methods  with Duane Hamacher. 251-259 Hargreaves St, Bendigo. 5:30 – 6:30 PM.  Details and bookings here. Postponed due to sever weather. Update to follow.

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2018, Phox Pop, Issue 5. Lynne Kelly: Total Recall: highly effective mnemonic techniques of indigenous cultures.

Fall 2018, The Hedgehog Review, Volume 20, Number 3. Colin Wells – From Memory to Innovation. Puts The Memory Code in the context of other writers on memory.

Tuesday 30 January, Longview News Journal,  Review of The Memory Code: Ancient Monuments and the Conservation of Memory. https://www.news-journal.com/news/2018/jan/30/ancient-monuments-and-the-conservation-of-memory/

Tuesday 30 January, Everything Blog, Review of The Memory Codehttps://everything2.com/user/Nemosyn/writeups/The+Memory+Code

Tuesday 9 March, ‘What I thought of ‘The Memory Code’ by Lynne Kelly’, Review of The Memory Code, https://www.tauel.com/what-i-thought-of-the-memory-code-by-lynne-kelly/

Sunday 18 March, Clunes Booktown on Sundays. The Memory Code. Author talk and memory workshop. http://www.clunesbooktown.com.au/Lynne-Kelly-The-Memory-Code

Wednesday 28 March, Songlines of Australia podcast. The Memory Code. http://songlinesaustralia.libsyn.com/01-dr-lynne-kelly-author-of-the-the-memory-code-2016-talks-about-aboriginal-songlines-and-how-oral-non-literate-cultures-around-the-world-embedded-vast-amounts-of-knowledge-and-information-into-the-landscape-to-act-as-a-memory-aid

Monday 13 August, TedX Melbourne. Modern Memory, Ancient Methods. TEDxMelbourne Speakers.

Wednesday 12 September, Mainfm, The Meaning of Life with Kya Moore and Lucy Armstrong. The Memory Code. 7 – 8 PM.

Thursday 27 September, LaTrobe University. Ancient Knowledge Systems in Archaeology. https://www.aiarch.org.au/events-1 (Scroll down)

Saturday / Sunday 13/14 October. Australian Skeptics National Convention. Panel: Classical Skeptics Topics.

Sunday 30 December, New Hampshire Green Leaves Blog, Book Review: The Memory Code.

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January 1 2017, Kirkus Review: The Memory Code.

Monday 2 January, Sources & Methods #34 (UK): Lynne Kelly. Podcast.

January / February, Issue 427 , Australian Mensa magazine, TableAus: Dr Lynne Kelly on Cracking the Memory Code (Interview with Daniel Kilov). Now online at Mental Athelete.

Tuesday February 7, MessageToEagle.com: Stonehenge Was An Ancient Database And ‘Memory Code’ – Intriguing Theory Suggests

Wednesday 8 February, Roundtable Morning Show, WAMC, Northeast Public Radio (US). The Memory Code. 12 WAMC,  http://wamc.org/post/secrets-stonehenge-easter-island-and-other-ancient-monuments

Wednesday 8 February,  Tell Me Everything with John Fuglesang (US)
: The Memory Code, radio interview, SiriusXM Insight Channel 121, 3 – 3.30 pm.

Thursday 9 February, Cosmos magazine (AUS) (Feb/March issue). More Than Memory. Now online:https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/more-than-memory 

Thursday 9 February, Brooklyn Museum (US). The African memory device, the lukasa, was brought out of storage for me. As there are none that I know of in Australia, this was very exciting. There were also meetings with the curators about a range of objects including kachina, Yoruba divination boards and the Paracas Tapestry. (I know it isn’t a media event, but it is too exciting not to mention).

Saturday 11 February, New York Public Library (US): A Skeptic Tackles Stonehenge: The Memory Code, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, Jefferson Market Library.

Wednesday 15 February, National Capital Area Skeptics, Washington DC (US): A skeptic tackles Stonehenge: The Memory Code,  7:30pm. Rockville Library. http://www.ncas.org/2017/01/february-15-rational-approach-to-oral.html
Now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOkZJ19FSiA&feature=youtu.be

Thursday 16 February, American Institute of Architects, Virginia (US): The Memory Code and the foundation of architecture, http://www.aianova.org/event.php?eventID=1436

Tuesday 21 February, Stonehenge News Blog (UK): Memory Code: The Memory Technique That Unlocks the Secrets of Stonehenge and Ancient Monuments the World Over

Wednesday 22 February, University of Nottingham (UK): Indigenous memory and Stonehenge – yes, there is a link, Workshop and public lecture.
Workshop: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lynne-kelly-memory-workshop-tickets-31219799260
Lecture: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lynne-kelly-lecture-indigenous-memory-stonehenge-yes-there-is-a-link-tickets-31219661849

Thursday 23 February, Cardiff University, Wales (UK): The Memory Code, Archaeology seminar for the Archaeology Department, 5:00 PM and discussion afterwards at the pub (of course – these are archaeologists!).

Friday 24 February, Shelf Awareness for Readers, Book review: The Memory Code. http://www.shelf-awareness.com/readers-issue.html?issue=586 (You need to scroll down!)

Monday 27 February, Fortean Society, London (UK). Monumental memories: Indigenous memory and Stonehenge. The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East. 7.45. Bookings: http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/monumental-memories-indigenous-memory.html

Thursday 2 March, Gravesend Skeptics in the Pub (UK), Monumental Memories: No. 84 Tea Room and Eatery, 84 Parrock Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1QF

Sunday 12 March, Fortean Podcast #3 (UK):  http://www.gregoryakerman.org/forteana-podcast/2017/3/12/fp-3-with-dr-lynne-kelly

Wednesday 22 March, Castlemaine State Festival: Unladylike Podcast: On Knowledge. Panel with Robyn Annear and the team from the Unladylike podcast, Kelly Gardiner and Adele Walsh.  https://unladylikepodcast.com/2017/03/26/15-on-knowledge/

Thursday 18th May, Archaeology and Anthropology Society of Victoria. Indigenous memory methods: Stonehenge and beyond. The Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre, 251 Faraday St, Carlton at 6.30 PM. http://aasv.org.au

Saturday 27 May, Sydney Writers’ Festival. How Memory Training Changed My Thinking. 

June edition, Qantas Travel Insider in-air magazine, mention by actor Jack Thompson of The Memory Code:

Monday 5 June, ABC Radio National AM, Indigenous memory techniques trialled in ‘world first’ at Victorian school:

Monday 5 June, ABC News online Indigenous memory techniques helping primary school students learn and remember:

Thursday 15 June, Magnetic Memory Method online : The Memory Code: Prehistoric Memory Techniques You Can Use Now.

Saturday 17 June, The Orality Centre Memory Workshops: http://theoralitycentre.org/index.php/2017/05/21/memory-workshops-saturday-17-june/

Wednesday 28 June, Castlemaine Book Club 1, The Memory Code. 6:30 PM.

Thursday 29, Friday 30 June, Small World Journeys Memory Seminars, Cairns:

Sunday 9 July, Artswank with Suzanne Donisthorpe on MainFM, Richard Baxter’s portrait. With Richard Baxter talking about his portrait of me for the Archibald Prize.

Monday 4 September, Start Up Geometry podcast with Scott Gosnell (US), Lynne Kelly on The Memory Code:

Tuesday 19 September, The Lyceum Club: Ancient memory techniques and their application, 10:30 AM, Lyceum Club Melbourne, members only.

Wednesday 20 September, Aeon Magazine: This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory https://aeon.co/ideas/this-ancient-mnemonic-technique-builds-a-palace-of-memory

Monday 25 September, Castlemaine Book Club 2, The Memory Code. 7:30 PM.

Friday 29 September, Science on Top Podcast, http://scienceontop.com/sot-special-23-dr-lynne-kelly/ 

Saturday 21 October, The Saturday Paper, Memory Systems and Ancient Knowledge, p. 28  and online: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/2017/10/21/memory-systems-and-ancient-knowledge/15085044005362

Saturday 11 November, Mysterious Universe podcast, with Aaron Wright and Benjamin Grundy. http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/11/18-19-mu-podcast/

Wednesday 29th November, Raising the Bar, Melbourne. Have we forgotten how to remember? Talk and now podcast: https://soundcloud.com/raising-the-bar-286698373/lynne-kelly-have-we-forgotten?in=raising-the-bar-286698373/sets/rtb-melbourne

Le Monde, FranceL’art de la mémoire est-il à l’origine du fantastique? by Rémi Sussan. http://internetactu.blog.lemonde.fr/2017/12/10/lart-de-la-memoire-est-il-a-lorigine-du-fantastique/

Tuesday 12 December, Shattered Reality podcast with Kate Valentine and Fahrusha. https://wp.me/p5eRbZ-8t

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Wednesday 25 May, Castlemaine Rotary ClubMemory, Knowledge and Stonehenge, Cumberland Hotel, Castlemaine, 6.30 pm.

Saturday 4 June, Sydney Skeptics: Secret business and all good fun! Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, Sydney, 6.30 pm.

Friday 17 June, Main FM Radio Roundup: The Memory Code, with Ben Boyang and Rusty Nails. 8.30 pm.

Tuesday 21 June, ABC Life Matters with Ellen Fanning: The Memory Code, radio interview. Now online at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/once-we-were-google–ancient-memory-techniques-rediscoverd/7528274

Tuesday 21 June, LaTrobe University News: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2016/release/ancient-cultures,-new-ideas-about-memory

Tuesday 21 June, Avid Reader, Brisbane Launch: The Memory Code, talk and book signing. Bookings essential: http://avidreader.com.au/events/lynne-kelly-the-memory-code. 6.00 pm for 6.30 start.

Wednesday 22 June, ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler: The Memory Code, radio interview. 11.00 am – midday. Now online at http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2016/06/22/4486659.htm

Friday 24 June, ABC All in the MindThe Memory Code, radio interview for NAIDOC Week. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/indigenous-memory-code/7553976

Sunday 26 June, news.com.au: The Memory Code book extract.

Sunday 26 June, idoubtit review by Sharon Hill:   The Memory Code: Presenting an outrageous new idea to the world referring to the book extract above.

Monday 27 June, 3AW AfternoonsThe Memory Code, radio interview, 2.30 pm.

Tuesday 28 June, Channel TEN Studio 10, The Memory Code. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ6PIcdQPP4

Tuesday 28 June, Readings Hawthorn and Readings Carlton, The Memory Code, book signing, 11 am and 1 pm.

Tuesday 28 June, ABC 774, Evenings with Lindy Burns, The Memory Code, radio interview, 7.30 pm.

Thursday 30 June, CAAMA, with Paul Wiles, The Memory Code, radio interview. http://caama.com.au/news/2016/aborignal-songlines-provide-the-answer-to-an-ancient-mystery.

Thursday 30 June, Castlemaine LibraryThe Memory Code, talk followed by the launch. 6.00 pm. Stoneman’s Bookroom will be present with books for sale and signing. The Memory Code will be launched by Mayor Christine Henderson. Bookings will be essential – click here to book. BOOKED OUT.

Review of the launch:

Saturday 2 July, Sydney Morning Herald & The Age Traveller: Passport, The five places that made me, newspaper article. http://www.traveller.com.au/the-five-places-that-made-me-dr-lynne-kelly-science-writer-gppd4b

Monday 4 July, Good Morning Country with Kevin Walsh, The Memory Code, radio interview pre-record for broadcast later.

Tuesday 5 July, Pulse FM: The Blurb with Bernard RyanThe Memory Code, radio interview, 3.30 pm.

Wednesday 6 July, Radio 2SER, Final Draft with Andrew PopleThe Memory Code, 7 pm.

Friday, 8 July, ABC Online Songlines: the Indigenous memory code:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/songlines-indigenous-memory-code/7581788

Thursday 21 July, ABC 774, Afternoons with Clare BowditchSpiders and The Memory Code

Friday 22 July, Radio New Zealand, Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan, The Memory Code.

All August, Word in Winter, NewsteadArachnophilia, [from my book, Spiders: learning to love them] Newstead Railway Station Arts Hub. A display of my jewellery and ornaments, http://nwiw.blogspot.com.au/p/program_6.html

Thursday 4 August, Weekly Times book review: The Memory Codehttp://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/country-living/the-memory-code-by-lynne-kelly-allen–unwin-rrp-3299/news-story/ec99225c68c2ed210fda9427bbdf90f7

Saturday 6 August, Castlemaine Library: Memory Board workshop.

Thursday 11 August, Tasmanian Times, Paula Xiberras: interview for online newspaper. Details to follow.

Saturday 13 August, Eltham Bookshop: National Bookshop Day: The Memory Code, writing, signing, talking and loving a really great bookshop. Eltham Bookshop, 970 Main Road, Eltham, 12 midday – 1 pm.

Saturday 19 August, Ballarat Courier: New theory says Stonehenge was a ‘memory palace’http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4104488/the-palace-of-memory/

Monday 22 August, Thinking Aloud book review: The Memory Code. ‘There are books that have the potential to change lives and this is one such. …’ http://www.thinking-allowed.com.au/2016/08/22/walking-the-memory-lane/

Saturday 27 August, Words in Winter, Newstead: The Memory Code. 2 pm. Welshman’s Reef Winery. http://nwiw.blogspot.com.au/p/program_6.html

Monday 5 September, Bendigo Young Writers’ Workshop: Writing from your Passion, Goldfields Library, Bendigo Branch, 4.15 – 6 pm.

Tuesday 6 SeptemberMordialloc Skeptics: The Memory Code, Mordialloc Sporting Club, 528 Main Street, Mordialloc. 7.30 pm. Dinner beforehand at Jack’s Restaurant from 6 pm.

Friday – Sunday, 9 -11 September, Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival, Coolum Beach, Queensland, In Conversation and Workshop, http://sunshinecoastreadersandwritersfestival.com. Preliminary media: Brisbane Courier-Mail.

Tuesday 20 September, Castlemaine VIEW Club, The Memory Code, BUDA Homestead, 6.30 pm.

Saturday 24 September, Sydney Skeptics Dinner: The Memory Code. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 6.30 – 10 pm. Booking at the Sydney Skeptics website.

Tuesday 27 September, The Conversation: The Memory Code: how oral cultures memorise so much information, Dr Duane Hamacher,
Also published in Australasian Science, among a number of other sites: http://www.australasianscience.com.au/article/science-and-technology/memory-code-how-oral-cultures-memorise-so-much-information.html
And then in French:

Wednesday 28 September, ABC Kimberley Breakfast with Fiona PooleThe Memory Code, 7.15 am (WA time).

Thursday 29 September, ABC North West, Breakfast with Tangiora Hinaki: The Memory Code, 7.10 am (WA time).

Tuesday 4 October, ABC Far North Queensland, Mornings with Kier Shorey: The Memory Code, 9.35 am (Qld time).

Wednesday 12 October, Monash Indigenous Centre, Monash University: Memory codes and Indigenous knowledge, 2.00 – 3.00 pm. http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/events/events/mic-seminar-memory-codes-and-indigenous-knowledge/

Sunday 23 October, Strath Creek Landcare Focus on Fauna Group: Spiders: learning to love them. Strath Creek Hall, 3 pm.

Thursday 27 October Humanist Society of Victoria: The Memory Code. Hawthorn Library: Hawthorn Community Precinct, Meeting Rooms 3 & 4. 7.30 for 8 pm. Report of the talk: http://vichumanist.org.au/memory-code-indigenous-societies-orally-transmit-knowledge/

Wednesday 9 November, Brighton Library: The Memory Code, 14 Wilson Street, Brighton Victoria, 6.30 pm. https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/things_to_see_and_do/9_November_2016-The_Memory_Code_with_Dr_Lynne_Kelly.htm

Thursday 17 November, Bare Essentials Journal; The Memory Code review by Inga Yandell

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November, Word for Word Non-fiction Festival: The Memory Code, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Geelong, Victoria. www.wordforwordfestival.com.au.

Thursday 24 November, Breakfast in Bed with Mary Vlahos and Vince Butler:  The Memory Code, 9 – 10 am, 3WBC, 94.1fm or at www.3wbc.org.au.

Friday 25 November, Melbourne University Secular Society: Memory workshop as part of Skepticamp.

Saturday 26 November, Australian Skeptics Convention: A Rational Approach to Oral Tradition and Stonehenge, Melbourne University. Convention website: http://convention.skeptics.com.au
Now on YourTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o817Zefvmfk

Saturday 3 December, Conversations at the T.S. BookshopThe Memory Code. Talk and book signing. 126 Russell Street, Melbourne. 2-3.30 pm.

Thursday 8 November, Christmas at Ballarat Books: The Memory Code, 5.00-7.00 pm, meet, greet and sign books.

Tuesday 13 December, The Atheist SocietyWhy the memory systems of not-so ‘primitive’ cultures explain Stonehenge. (A reference to their website comment on primitive people.) 8pm, Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne. All welcome.

Well before all the above happened: 2012, when I had just realised about the importance of memory methods and the link to archaeology:
Norther Star Weekly asked for a brief piece. A bit of history.

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10 thoughts on “Speaking and Media”

  1. Hi Lynne, I work for a local government area that has a seminar series focused on biodiversity and habitat gardening. You were suggested to me as a potential speaker on spiders. We have a budget for speakers, based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Could you please reply directly if this is something that you might consider? Kind regards.

  2. Hi Lynn
    I would really like to do a course with you on how to learn these memory skills. I hope you will consider running such programs

    1. HI Jenny,

      I do get asked for this a lot, but with the various research projects I am involved with and two new books, there simply isn’t any more time.

      Maybe there will be in the distant future. I am sorry!



    1. These are publicity events – where people can hear what I am saying. Some talks (eg. radio, TV, podcasts) are both speaking and media, so I put them all together!

  3. I’m so happy to have listened to you on Mysterious Universe. I was so excited by the interview that I made my 22year old daughter listen to it with me again. I wanted her to be as excited by the world as this made me and also maybe this knowledge will help her as she starts her next endeavor of graduate school.
    I purchased and started reading the Memory Code and I’m looking forward to Unlocking the Memory Code. I feel like I want to savor the book because you are such a great storyteller. Maybe that’s why it was all so exciting to hear. either way, it worked and I want to know more.

    1. Dear Anita,

      What a lovely comment to wake up to this morning. Thank you so much! All the best to your daughter on her life at graduate school.


  4. Hi Jill,

    Thank you so much for such lovely comments.

    I am afraid I can’t recommend any courses on the Neolithic. I found none and had to do all the research myself. There are plenty of good books. There would be plenty of courses in the UK if you are happy to travel! I wish I could be more helpful.

    Thank you again,


  5. So delighted to have discovered you via the unimelb public lectures. Am abt to call Readings to see if they have yr latest book. Inspiring to see how you pursue yr many interests. I too love spiders – they are fascinating. Likewise anything to do with the Neolithic. Can you recommend any archaeological courses focussed on the Neolithic?

    Congratulations n good wishes
    Jill Carr

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