Les Murray: Life, Poetry & Legacy

Celebrating the life and works of

Les Murray

On Saturday 24 September the Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition is hosting a one-day conference to celebrate and explore the poetry and legacy of the late Les Murray AO. He is regarded by many readers and critics as Australia’s most important poet and one of the most significant poets of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. His many awards included the T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry, the Queen’s Gold Medal for poetry, and the Mondello Prize.

Les was a great supporter of Campion, championing the College’s mission in various ways, through endorsements of the BA program and as an honoured visitor to the College.

The conference will explore a variety of topics, including Murray’s engagement with questions of faith, national identity, and disability. The day will also include reminiscences of Murray’s life (including a reading from a recently completed memoir of the poet by a close friend) and readings from Murray’s extraordinary body of work.

If you are interested in attending this conference, please click the button below so we can reach out when registration opens.

Enquiries should be directed to Dr Stephen McInerney, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition:

Express Interest


9am-4pm, Sat 24 Sep 2022


Campion College
8-14 Austin Woodbury Pl
Toongabbie NSW 2146


$30 per person


Lunch and refreshments