Lynne Kelly’s The Memory Code explores powerful memory techniques, including using Aboriginal songlines and methods from non-literate, Graeco-Roman and medieval times. In the past, elders had encyclopaedic memories, but today, we struggle. We don’t sing our science, tell stories about our grammar rules or embed our history in the landscape. Lynne talks about how using ancient memory training techniques improved her own ‘pitiable’ memory, and how she is now able to retain vast amounts of information.

Supported by the University of Sydney.

Luke Fischer (Australian)

Luke Fischer is a poet, philosopher, and scholar. He is the author of four books, including the poetry collections A Personal History of Vision and Paths of Flight and the monograph The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems. He is currently co-editing a volume of essays on the philosophical dimensions of RilkeÕs Sonnets to Orpheus. He is an honorary associate at the University of Sydney.